The possible re-election of Donald J. Trump has pulled former President Barack Obama out of retirement. Since he formally endorsed Democratic candidate Joe Biden in mid-April, Obama has begun appearing in the media landscape more and more frequently.
The former President has even participated directly in the Biden Campaign, speaking on a Zoom fundraiser, according to the New York Times. And during the appearance, Obama was far from tongue-tied.
When he addressed Trump's racist rhetoric surrounding the virus, Obama offered blunt and total judgment.
"I don't want a country in which the President of the United States is actively trying to promote anti-Asian sentiment and thinks it's funny. I don't want that. That still shocks and pisses me off."
The "anti-Asian sentiment" Obama mentioned is in regards to Trump's continued use of "Kung Flu" and Chinese Virus.
The President's racist rhetoric drew especially sharp criticism in May after he told Chinese-American reporter Weijia Jiang to "ask China" why Americans keep losing their lives to the virus.
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For many across the internet Obama's words were a sign of wonderful things to come.
They hoped his outspoken honesty was the beginning of many more strong rebukes of Trump's racist comments.
@thehill I am glad to see that Obama still has some spine. I find the term to be a predictable reaction that is emb… https://t.co/9A73MDsXUw— Wrayven (@Wrayven)1593518962.0
@kylegriffin1 Come out swinging Obama! https://t.co/qqNX3sMwmf— United We Stand 🍌🌊🌊🌊 (@United We Stand 🍌🌊🌊🌊)1593383839.0
@kylegriffin1 Say 👏🏼 More 👏🏼 Things 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼— Megan Ferguson (@Megan Ferguson)1593383465.0
@kylegriffin1 Excellent. I WANT to hear his outrage. I also want to see GOP senators shamed right out of their seats come November.— Cathi (@Cathi)1593384613.0
@kylegriffin1 I miss Obama and his inspiring, educated, eloquent words...I miss the peaceful sleep I had at night..… https://t.co/PVus5X3tKs— Mrs. Independent 🇺🇲 (@Mrs. Independent 🇺🇲)1593385161.0
The Presidential Election is slated for November 3. Nothing is for certain, but perhaps that means July, August, September and October will be filled with similar hard-hitting Obama soundbites.