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Barack Obama rebukes President Donald Trump in U. of I. speech; president responds: 'I fell asleep'

Barack Obama rebukes President Donald Trump in U. of I. speech; president responds: 'I fell asleep'

Former President Barack Obama used an appearance at the University of Illinois on Friday to vilify Donald Trump and the Republicans who control Congress, calling the GOP “radical” in using fear and division to hold power under the controversial president’s leadership.

Exhorting students to vote in the November midterm elections and presenting a Democratic message, the former home-state president repeatedly chastised the current state of GOP-led politics as not “normal,” including an anonymous White House administration official’s recent description of a group running government in spite of an impetuous Trump.

Obama’s strong partisan rhetoric and critique of the Trump...

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