Former President Barack Obama took multiple swipes at his successor’s tenure in the White House during a series of fiery speeches Friday.
At an evening rally in Detroit, MI., Obama mocked President Trump’s promise to drain the swamp saying that instead, “they have gone to Washington and just plundered away.”
“In Washington they have racked up enough indictments to field a football team,” Obama said. “Nobody in my administration got indicted.”
Earlier, at a rally in Milwaukee, WI., Obama brought up Hillary Clinton’s email server — accusing Republicans of harping on the issue to “scare the heck out of people before every election.”
“In the last election, it was Hillary’s emails. ‘This is terrible’ … ‘This is a national security crisis.’ They didn’t care about emails and you know how you know? Because if they did, they’d be up in arms right now that the Chinese are listening to the president’s iPhone that he leaves in his golf cart,” Obama said, referring to a report about Chinese and Russian spies snooping on the president’s phone calls.
Without ever actually mentioning the president by name, Obama continued his criticism, taking aim at him and other Republicans for just “making stuff up.”
“What we have not seen before in our public life is politicians just blatantly, repeatedly, baldly, shamelessly, lying. Just making stuff up,” Obama said. “Calling up, down. Calling black, white.”
As he urged crowds to vote for Michigan and Wisconsin’s democratic candidates, Obama said that “the character of our country is on the ballot.”