US President Barack Obama rejects Donald Trump’s ‘dark vision’ of America

July 22, 2016 9:30 pm

speaks during a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, July 20, 2016. (AFP photo)

President Barack Obama has vehemently rejected Republican presidential
nominee ’s gloomy description of America as a nation facing
deep crisis.

In a
press conference on Friday, Obama spoke out against Trump’s rhetoric in
the Republican National Convention, saying, the New York businessman is
playing on American people’s fears that have no basis in reality.
idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of
violence and chaos everywhere, doesn’t really jive with the experience
of most people,” Obama said.
is much less violent than it was 20, 30 years ago and immigration is
much less of a problem, not just 20 or 30 years ago but when I came in,”
he added.

Trump delivers a speech on the fourth day of the Republican National
Convention on July 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (AFP)

made the remarks a day after Trump at the Republican convention in
Cleveland, Ohio, trained harsh criticism on the Democratic Party and its
nominee Hillary Clinton in particular, saying, many of the afflictions
the US is now facing are due to policies implemented by Clinton and her
powerful contemporaries.
problems we face now — poverty and violence at home, war and destruction
abroad — will last only as long as we continue relying on the same
politicians who created them,” Trump said.
is far less safe — and the world is far less stable — than when Obama
made the decision to put Hillary Clinton in charge of America’s foreign
policy. I am certain it is a decision he truly regrets,” he added.
is the legacy of Hillary Clinton: death, destruction and weakness. But
Hillary Clinton’s legacy does not have to be America’s legacy,” Trump
Clinton’s campaign
has already dismissed the real estate mogul’s comments in a statement,
saying, he has depicted “a dark picture of an America in decline”,
adding that, this is a reminder that Trump “is temperamentally unfit and
totally unqualified to be president of the .”
statement further noted that the Republican nominee is not offering any
real solutions but rather more prejudice and paranoia.
Trump, if elected, has vowed to put an end to the crises America is currently struggling with and to restore peace and safety.
have a message for all of you: The crime and violence that today
afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20,
2017, safety will be restored, he said.

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