‘No interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends,’ Obama said
by Paul Steinhauser
Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday night launched a blistering attack on President Trump, his successor in the White House.
Obama, delivering one of the marquee speeches on the third night of the Democratic National Convention as he made the case for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, didn’t hold back.
He charged that during Trump’s tenure, “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.”
And slamming Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the collapse of the nation’s economy, Obama argued that “the consequences of that failure are severe. 170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone while those at the top take in more than ever.”