Donald Trump is capitalising on resentment, says former President Barack Obama

Obama: Trump Is 'a Symptom, Not the Cause'

"Which one of these people who says that they're trying to save the country and trying to save the president from himself ... ran for office and got elected?" he added. In the other Orange County race, Gil Cisneros, a Democratic philanthropist and Navy veteran, is vying for an open seat created by retiring Republican Ed Royce.

The speech was a preview of the argument he will make on the campaign trail, which he is about to embark on in the hopes of helping Democrats prevail in November elections for Congress.

"Their base can go have a rally but it gets my base more motivated", Fred Whitaker, chairman of the Orange County, Calif., Republican Party, told ABC. Last month, he endorsed nearly 100 Democratic candidates across the country.

Obama issued a scorching critique of President Donald Trump on Friday in a speech at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign.

The University of Illinois System will honor former President Barack Obama with the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government to recognize public officials who promote the highest standards of public service.

Obama also recorded a NowThis News video released Saturday. People are exhausted of corruption.

"What bothers me is that if what was written was true, then there is a cabal in the White House that's working against the president", said Paterson, who also served as the New York Democratic Party's chairman. "That's on the ballot".

He noted that he doesn't anticipate Obama getting into a "small-hand, name-calling kind of thing" that Trump would relish in.

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Mr Obama was eager to "remind" voters that the economic recovery - one of Mr Trump's favourite talking points - actually began "in 2015" under his presidency.

Obama's campaign activity will continue through October and will include fundraising appearances, according to an adviser.

This post has been updated with additional comments from Obama's speech.

Obama, who is 57, said the greatest threat to U.S. democracy comes not from any single individual, or even from any group of billionaires seeking to dominate the nation's politics. "And I'm happy he wants to do it again".

"You desperately tried to defeat Trump and it didn't work", she said. "You can not sit back and wait for a savior".

"They are not doing us a service by actively promoting 90 percent of the insane stuff that is coming out of this White House and then saying, 'Don't worry".

"To us, social justice is about justice for American citizens and not illegal criminals". "We are going to go out, and we are going to start taking some clipboards out, and we're going to start knocking on some doors". "That's the only way it could happen", he told a Montana rally. For some of the party faithful at Saturday's event, seeing Obama was an energizing moment.

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