In Germany, Obama Lectures Trump on Immigration; ‘We Can’t Hide Behind a Wall’

May 25, 2017

Sitting alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former President Obama lectured the current administration about its immigration policy Thursday. 

While not mentioning President Trump by name, Obama made clear to whom he was leveling his criticism.

“In this new world that we live in we can’t isolate ourselves,” Obama said. “We can’t hide behind a wall.”

Obama is in Berlin to attend an anniversary celebration of the German evangelical protestant church. His comments took on a religious tone, intoning on the importance of religious diversity and non-judgment.

“God sees wisdom in all people out here too,” Obama said. “And if I become so convinced that I am always right, that it doesn’t not admit the possibility that maybe someone else has that wisdom and is expressing God’s will, then the logical conclusion of that ends up often times being great cruelty and great violence.”

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This article was posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:29 am

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