Barack Obama

  • 'Great shame': Obama on US Capitol violence
    New Delhi, January 7 (PTI): United States Slamming President Donald Trump for inciting violence at the US Capitol, his predecessor Barack Obama has said it is a moment of "great dishonour and shame" for the United States. The statement of the former popular president came hours after thousands of pro-Trump rioters on Wednesday stormed the US Capitol, interrupting a joint session of Congress where lawmakers were set to certify President-elect Joe Biden's win. "H
  • Obama blasts Trump's tweets, track record in 2020 campaign trail debut
    PHILADELPHIA/GASTONIA, N.C., October 22 (Reuters): Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Wednesday with a blistering attack on Donald Trump with less than two weeks to go before the Republican president's Election Day face-off with Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Speaking at a drive-in rally in Philadelphia on behalf of Biden, his former vice president, and Democratic running mate Kamala Harris, Obama offered his fiercest critique yet of his successo
  • After keeping low profile on campaign trail, Obama makes debut for Biden
    Reuters Former U.S. President Barack Obama will make his first appearance on the campaign trail on Wednesday for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who is locked in a tight race with President Donald Trump in crucial states 13 days before the Nov. 3 election. Obama, who served eight years in office with Biden as his vice president, will urge supporters to vote early for Biden and other Democratic candidates in the general election at an outdoor drive-in rally in Pennsylvania's big
  • Obama assails Trump as unfit, says Biden will preserve U.S. democracy
    August 20 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday assailed his successor, Donald Trump, as deeply unfit for the office he occupies and argued that voting for his former No. 2, Joe Biden, was necessary to ensure the very survival of American democracy. "He's shown no interest in putting in the work; no interest in finding common ground; no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends; no interest in treating
  • Biden 'nailed this decision' in picking Harris to be his running mate: Obama
    Washington, August 12 (PTI): Former US president Barack Obama has joined top Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, to praise Indian-American Senator Kamala Harris' selection as the party's vice presidential candidate in the November election, saying Joe Biden has "nailed this decision". Presumptive Democratic party presidential nominee Biden on Tuesday named 55-year-old Harris as his vice presidential running mate, making history by selecting the first black woman
  • Trump rejects Obama's call to boost voting, says 'success' will heal racism
    WASHINGTON, August 5 (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday flatly rejected the need for direct action to address racism in the United States, dismissing his predecessor's call for sweeping steps to boost civil and voting rights ahead of the Nov. 3 election. The Republican president, in an interview on Fox News, criticized President Barack Obama's speech last week, in which the Democrat urged Americans to protect democracy and outlined a list of needed refo
  • Obama calls for end to voter suppression
    Washington, July 31 (IANS): Former US President Barack Obama has sharply criticised what he described as Republican attempts at voter suppression, saying that people in power were "attacking our voting rights with surgical precision" and called for wide reform, the media reported on Friday. In an eulogy delivered at civil rights icon John Lewis's funeral on Thursday in the Ebeneezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Obama launched a stinging attack on incumbent President Donald
  • Obama takes aim at Trump in fiery eulogy for Civil Rights icon John Lewis
    ATLANTA, July 31 (Reuters) - In a fiery eulogy for longtime U.S. Representative John Lewis on Thursday, former President Barack Obama took a series of thinly veiled shots at the actions of his successor that he said tore at the legacy of the Black civil rights icon being laid to rest. The funeral for Lewis, who played an instrumental role in passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, came on the same day Republican President Donald Trump suggested the Nov. 3 election could be delayed. T
  • Obama and George Clooney to hold virtual fundraiser for Biden
    WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters): Former President Barack Obama will be joined by actor George Clooney on Tuesday in Obama’s latest effort to boost Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. Obama and Clooney will engage in a “virtual conversation” according to an invitation to donors obtained by Reuters. Tickets range from $250 to $250,000. In June, Obama held a fundraiser for Biden, Obama’s former vice president, that brought in more than $11 mi
  • Biden, Obama criticize Trump's coronavirus response in 'socially distanced' chat
    Reuters Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama blasted Republican President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a video aired on Thursday, as the Biden campaign tapped the star power of America's first Black president. Obama and Biden, who served as his vice president, sat down facing each other in chairs from across a room for a "socially distanced" conversation. Both men released the video on Twitter