Trump diminished US ‘Proud Reputation’ around world: Obama

20 August, 2020 | Ojasvi Chauhan

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Former US President Barack Obama in early excerpts released from his speech for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) later said President Trump had diminished the United States' proud reputatio...

Former US President Barack Obama in early excerpts released from his speech for the Democratic National Convention later on Wednesday (local time) said President Donald Trump has diminished the United States’ proud reputation around the world.

“Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t,” Obama said in the excerpt released on Wednesday. “And the consequences of that failure are severe. 170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone. Our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before.”

Obama said Trump does not take the job of US president seriously and has not realized the weight of responsibilities in the Oval Office. He criticized Trump as turning the presidency into a reality show and to get the attention that he “craves.”

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Obama echoed his Democratic colleagues this week in saying that Trump uses his power as US president to benefit himself and his friends.

Presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris and Obama will top a list of speakers at the party’s national convention Wednesday evening.  He said this in early excerpts released from his speech for the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.

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