Should Obama speak out more against Trump instead of making a Netflix deal? | The Tylt

Dataviz
Real-time Voting
Should Obama speak out more against Trump instead of making a Netflix deal?
#SpeakOutObama
#GetYourCoinObama
#SpeakOutObama

After it was announced that Barack and Michelle Obama signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix, former Mexican president Vicente Fox threw some shade at the former first couple, stating "they should dedicate themselves more to the public arena" rather than focus on making money.

"They should dedicate themselves more to the public arena, to promote the great values that they share, to promote the Democratic Party to be successful in November. They can make money later."

Watch the full video below:

#SpeakOutObama

Many conservatives feel the Obama-Netflix partnership is opportunistic and hypocritical.

#GetYourCoinObama

But others feel the Obamas should absolutely be allowed to make money now that they're no longer the first couple. Better than using the White House for your own self-enrichment while still in office 👀

#SpeakOutObama

Since Trump was elected, Obama has been relatively muted in his criticism of the new president. With a few exceptions, Obama has remained silent throughout the Trump administration, following in the tradition that presidents shouldn't criticize their successors. But not everyone agrees with Obama's approach.

Julian E. Zelizer argues in The Atlantic that Donald Trump poses a unique threat to American democracy, and therefore shouldn't be treated in the same way presidents have been treated in the past.

What Trump has done over the past 14 months is anything but usual. He has employed recklessly bellicose rhetoric against dangerous adversaries... used his Twitter account, press conferences, and speeches to sow doubts about the legitimacy of the press, U.S. intelligence agencies, and law-enforcement officials. He has brought a level of instability and chaos to American government that is extraordinarily harmful to the health of the body politic... But Obama has largely remained silent.

At a time when the Democratic Party seems more fractured than ever, many feel Obama's voice is desperately needed.

Some Democrats fear that Obama reentering the picture would energize conservatives and move the party backwards in time... [but] this cautious logic replicates the same mistake that Obama made when he backed away as president from several tough fights with the GOP hoping his restraint would tone things down... Obama can help promote new Democratic voices.
The last time Obama was too timid, the Republicans roared. His party can’t afford to see Obama make that same mistake once again.
#GetYourCoinObama

But others argue Trump is not Obama's problem. He tried to warn the American electorate about the dangers of Trump throughout the election, why is it his responsibility to course correct for the American people?

#GetYourCoinObama

Obama is trapped in an impossible place. If he speaks out, he will be criticized. If he doesn't speak out, he will be criticized. Might as well make that Netflix money and get out of the political arena.

#GetYourCoinObama
FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Should Obama speak out more against Trump instead of making a Netflix deal?
A festive crown for the winner
#SpeakOutObama
#GetYourCoinObama