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Obama implicitly rebukes Trump with call to reject normalisation of racism

Posted on AllSides August 6th, 2019
From The Left
racism, Donald Trump

Ex-president urges Americans to reject language that ‘feeds climate of fear and hatred’ after El Paso and Dayton shootings

Barack Obama has said Americans must “soundly reject language” from any leader who “feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalises racist sentiments” in his first public statement since mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

In the former president’s statement on Monday, which did not mention Donald Trump directly, he also told Americans “we are not helpless” in the face of the country’s high frequency of mass shootings.

“And until...

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