Should Barack Obama keep his political opinions to himself?
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Should Barack Obama keep his political opinions to himself?

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Traditionally, former presidents do not critique their successor. But after President Trump moved to end DACA, Barack Obama was quick to speak out against him in a viral Facebook post. Obama is now hitting the campaign trail for the first time since leaving office, stumping for fellow Democratic candidates in New Jersey and Virginia. Many applaud Obama for jumping back into the political arena, but others argue he has no business weighing on the Trump presidency so soon after leaving office. What do you think? 🗣️

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Former President Barack Obama will return to the campaign trail for the first time since leaving office to stump for two Democratic gubernatorial candidates: Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Ralph Northam of Virginia. According to The New York Times, Obama's appearance is aimed at firing up African-American voters in both states.

Mr. Obama’s appearances on behalf of Virginia’s lieutenant governor, Ralph S. Northam, in Richmond and the financier Philip D. Murphy in Newark — two white candidates in predominantly black cities — come as Democrats struggle to inspire African-Americans to vote this year.

Some are ecstatic to learn the former president will be diving back into the political arena.

And while there is an unspoken rule that former presidents shouldn't criticize their successors, many believe President Trump is uniquely dangerous and requires an exception.

But others feel Obama's reappearance on the political stage directly threatens the prospect of President Trump achieving his agenda.

Obama is no longer president and should, therefore, keep his political opinions to himself.

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