Obama Tells College Students: ‘There’s Always Been Another Darker Aspect to America’s Story’

CNS News | 9/7/2018 | Staff
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(CNSNews.com) - Former President Barack Obama delivered an address at the University of Illinois today, where he accepted an “ethics in government award.”

In part of his address, Obama focused on incumbent President Donald Trump as just the latest example of one of the things he sees wrong with the United States of Americas.

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“Of course, there’s always been another darker aspect to America’s story,” Obama said. “Progress doesn’t just move in a straight line. There’s a reason why progress hasn’t been easy and why throughout our history every two steps forward seems to sometimes produce one step back.”

“The status quo pushes back,” Obama said.

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“It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause,” Obama said. “He’s just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years, a fear and anger that’s rooted in our past but it’s also born out of the enormous upheavals that have taken place in your brief lifetimes.”

Here is an excerpt from Obama’s speech:

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“Of course, there’s always been another darker aspect to America’s story. Progress doesn’t just move in a straight line. There’s a reason why progress hasn’t been easy and why throughout our history every two steps forward seems to sometimes produce one step back. Each time we painstakingly pull ourselves closer to our founding ideals, that all of us are created equal, endowed...
(Excerpt) Read more at: CNS News
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