Connect with us

International

Bush, Obama express fear for America under Trump

Published

on

N'KOREA: Trump tones down on harsh rhetoric but warns of US power

Two ex-presidents of the United States of America have both expressed fear and voiced concern over the current state of political affairs under the leadership of controversial president, Donald Trump.

In comments seen as a veiled rebuke to Trump’s leadership style, Barack Obama and George W Bush who were speaking separately and neither mentioned President Trump by name bemoaned the current political climate in the country.

Read also: Demonstrators hit D.C. streets in support of blocking of Trump’s travel ban

Mr Obama urged Americans to reject the politics of “division” and “fear”, while Mr Bush criticised “bullying and prejudice” in public life.

Mr Trump, who has been critical of his two predecessors, is yet to comment.

Ex-presidents traditionally shy away from commenting publicly on their successors, and Mr Obama said on leaving office he would extend that courtesy for a time to Mr Trump, as George W Bush had to him.

 

RipplesNigeria… without borders, without fears

Click here to join the Ripples Nigeria WhatsApp group for latest updates.

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

If you are motivated and passionate about building a global society, founded on justice, equity, fairness, transparency, accountability and superior knowledge, kindly consider donating to Ripples Nigeria’s solutions journalism.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Investigations