Former President Barack Obama has decried as a “political stunt” Donald Trump’s plan to send thousands of US soldiers to the Mexican border to block migrants from entering the country.
Speaking at a rally for Democratic candidates in Miami on Friday night, Obama criticized Trump without mentioning his name for trying to scare voters about the threat of migrants from Central America.
“They’re telling you the existential threat to America is a bunch of poor refugees a thousand miles away,” Obama said of Republicans, referring to the caravan of an estimated 4000 Central American migrants headed towards the United States.
The former president also blasted Trump for fomenting racial, social and religious tensions.
“There had been incessant, non-stop attempts to divide us with rhetoric that designed to make us angry and make us fearful… to pit us against another, to try to make us believe that things would be better if it just weren’t for…