• Obama Denounces Trump’s Border Wall in UN Speech

    President Barack Obama took an indirect swipe at Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border during a speech Monday at the United Nations General Assembly.

    “We see greater polarization, more frequent gridlock, movements on the far right, and sometimes the left, that insist on stopping the trade that binds our fates to other nations, calling for the building of walls to keep out the immigrants,” Obama said.

    Trump, the GOP presidential frontrunner, is the only candidate that has specifically called for a wall on the Southern U.S. border. He also has joined Republican opposition to Obama’s efforts on trade agreements in Asia.

    “Most ominously we see the fears of ordinary people being exploited through appeals to sectarianism, or tribalism, or racism, or anti-Semitism,” he continued. 

    “Appeals to a glorious past before the body politic was infected by those who look different or worshiped God differently,” he said. “A politics of us versus them. The United States is not immune from this.

    Obama has attacked Trump’s rhetoric earlier this month, calling the billionaire candidate’s rhetoric on enforcing immigration laws as “un-American” and “anti-immigrant.” White House aides slam Trump’s supporters as racist and Vice President Joe Biden blasted Trump for expressing “xenophobia” in his “sick message.”

    “This whole anti-immigrant sentiment that’s out there in our politics right now is contrary to who we are,” he said Obama said during an education event in Iowa earlier this month. “Because unless you’re Native American, your family came from someplace else.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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