Should Barack Obama keep his political opinions to himself? | The Tylt

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It's a tradition that former presidents do not critique the current president in office. But after President Trump moved to end the DACA immigration policy, Barack Obama spoke out in a Facebook post that went viral, calling the decision "cruel." Many say reversing DACA is so disgraceful that Obama was warranted to speak out. Others argue he violated protocol with his critique and has no business weighing in on Trump's decisions. Should Obama speak out—or keep it to himself? 🗣️

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Supporters of DACA appreciated the gesture and thought it was warranted.

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Others thought he should have a seat.

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The former president's critique definitely stirred some to take action.

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Others thought Obama had some nerve taking Trump to task. They blame him for the DACA immigration policy in the first place.

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Defenders of DACA and Obama say the former president wanted immigration reform that would accommodate the DREAMers, but Republicans refused to pass it in Congress. That's why he dealt with it via executive order, and it's just one more reason why he has the right to speak out now–he's intimately familiar with policy details here.

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Besides, Obama always said he would get back in the fray if it was necessary.

“I want to be respectful of the office and give the president-elect an opportunity to put forward his platform and his arguments without somebody popping off in every instance,” he said.

 “As an American citizen who cares deeply about our country, if there are issues that...go to core questions about our values and our ideals, and if I think that it's necessary or helpful for me to defend those ideals, then I'll examine it when it comes.”
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Still, his detractors say his breach of protocol is appalling. They think he needs to stay out of this and let President Trump handle it.

FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Should Barack Obama keep his political opinions to himself?
A festive crown for the winner
#SpeakOutObama
#StayOutOfItObama