Washington. Barack Obama is back. In the US election campaign, he drums for Joe Biden and attacks incumbent Trump. How hard will Obama strike?
Barack Obama and Donald Trump are not exactly best friends – on the contrary, the attacks are increasing again in the US election campaign
No wonder: contender Joe Biden served as vice on Obama’s side for eight years. The 77-year-old draws a large part of the ideal fuel for his candidacy from this period
Trump accuses his predecessor Obama of nothing less than “by far the greatest political crime in history”
How does Obama react to the Trump attacks? Experts see the ex-president as the key role in the decision to choose
It’s a comeback that wasn’t expected. Six months before the election in the United States increases Barack Obama a central figure in the conflict between Democrats and Republicans. Circumstances compel the old president, whose popularity ratings are almost 60 percent despite three years of political abstinence, far above those of his successor Donald Trump, in a delicate hermaphrodite role.
Barack Obama could decide US election
For challengers Joe Biden President 44, who is still very popular with young voters, African-Americans, independent and liberal conservatives, is to become the strongest driving force in the election campaign. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has declared his hated predecessor, whom he obsessively persecuted and disparaged before his election, this week as a general-purpose target of savage attacks. Read all developments on the spread of the corona virus in the USA in the news blog.
Right down to the poorly stated demand that Obama and his people have to be brought to trial. How the Obama, known for being cautious and reserved, will act between the fronts, analysts in Washington say, could be the outcome of the November election play a role.
Joe Biden served as vice on Obama’s side for eight years. From this time, the 77-year-old gets a good deal of the ideal fuel for his candidacy, which he presents as a therapy of reason, in order to restore America’s “damaged soul” to America.
Trump vs. Biden: Obama gets in the ring
Biden promises the restoration and further development of many achievements from the Obama era, for example in the Healthcare or climate change and environmental protection, which Trump has systematically shredded since the first day of his term. Or still shredding. Read here: Old friend asks Trump to resign.
Bidens measures the corresponding weight Election campaign the rhetorical rifle aid that is expected under difficult conditions due to the corona pandemic of the first African-American government leader in the history of the United States in a campaign that is still lingering. Obama gave a first foretaste in a conference call with 3,000 partisans.
He branded Trump’s erratic crisis management in the corona era as an “absolutely chaotic disaster”. He accused the right-wing populist of being largely responsible for a “stronger impulse in American existence”, which was about “being selfish, divided, and seeing others as an enemy”.
After Obama push: Trump gets coverage from Republicans
Trump stands for the attitude of “what jumps out for me” and “the hell with everyone else”. Mitch McConnell, the powerful Republican leader and Trump protector in the Senate, promptly jumped out of cover and advised Obama to “shut up”. After all, he has Trump in terms of Combating epidemics to leave a pile of broken glass. Which is objectively wrong.
In the transition phase 2016/2017, Obama’s people gave the Trump team a 70-page script with all the necessary advice to prepare for a possible virus disaster, which Trump has proven to have ignored. At the start of the epidemic in January, Trump downplayed the risk of the virus. Today his polls are miserable.
With an unprecedented 87,000 fatalities worldwide, officially almost 37 million unemployed and little chance of rapid containment of the virus Trump is desperately looking for distraction. Triggered by the surprise exemption from ex-General Michael Flynn’s former National Security Advisor to Trump, which the Department of Justice surprisingly requested, he believes he has found what he was looking for in Obama.
“Obamagate”: Trump compares Obama to Nixon
Trump accuses his predecessor of nothing less than “by far the greatest political crime in history”. And, based on Nixon’s Watergate affair, it has the Internet-compatible keyword “Obamagate” invented. Behind it hides – so far supported by no single fact – slowly dripping from the right sectarian edge into the mainstream media Conspiracy theory.
After that, Obama, his deputy Joe Biden and some of his top officials in the judiciary and secret services are said to be all in 2016 Russia affair staged to sabotage Trump. The president cultivated this theory and called top officials from the FBI, CIA and other security agencies “human scum”.
The fact is: ex-security adviser Flynn pleaded guilty in the course of investigations by special investigator Robert Mueller to have lied twice about talking to former Russian US ambassador Sergei Kislyak. On the phone calls from the secret service NSA Flynn Moscow had made political promises routinely bugged and took place while Obama was still in office.
Flynn had later withdrawn his confessions and claimed that the FBI had interrogated him for a politically motivated trap. Trump’s Justice Minister William Barr, unlike the Ministry’s Inspector General before, took this position and dropped the charges against Flynn. Which in turn referred to Obama as an attack on the rule of law.
The fact that President Trump is urging the Department of Justice to investigate his predecessor and that Obama does not want to use it only as a punching ball until the election represents a new dimension in America’s politically poisoned landscape.