In the meantime Obama will take $400,000 from Wall St Bank for one speech
April 25 2017
Former Obama White house Press Secretary Josh Earnest has said that the former president will speak out against the current White House incumbent if he feels that Trump crosses “clear red lines”.
Earnest made the comments during an interview on MSNBC, when asked about Obama’s previous promise to get involved if he sees America’s “core values” as being under threat from the Trump administration.
“After the last eight years, the president doesn’t relish the prospect of getting back into the day-to-day fights that characterize governing the United States of America in the 21st century,” Earnest said, adding “He spent the last eight years doing it, it’s somebody else’s turn to do that now.”
“What would motivate President Obama to reengage in the political debate,” Earnest continued, “is if we saw the federal government start to cross some clear red lines in terms of long-observed norms and values that frankly I think that we started to take for granted.”
The former press secretary went on to suggest that the deportation of so called DREAMers may be one such red line, given that immigrants under that umbrella were promised by the Obama administration that information collected about them would not be used in such a way.
“It also would be a pretty stark departure from the values of this country,” Earnest said. “That signal that people who want an opportunity to succeed here and are willing to follow the law and make a substantial positive contribution their community should be given a chance.”
The use of the phrase ‘red lines’ by Earnest didn’t go unnoticed, given Obama’s previous usage of the term:
@MSNBC Y’all need to stop with that particular phrase…
— Kenny Baker (@Kennybaker85) April 24, 2017
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