Former President Barack Obama reappeared after months of restraint in the political scene, giving subtle hints to his disapproval of the current administration and perhaps highlighting the reason for his return to the spotlight.
"This is a moment of great urgency and you are right to be worried," Obama said at a Democratic National Committee fundraising event in Beverly Hills, California, Politico, though he never mentioned the administration by name.
"For the most part, we see a competition between two stories," he said after the Washington Post . "There is the story, which is mainly based on fear, and there is a story that is largely based on hope, there is the story that says we are in it together, and there is the story that says we and they are there. "
Obama also warned the participants against being exaggerated because of the few electoral victories in the Democratic special elections. Earlier this year, Senator Doug Jones defeated Republican candidate Roy Moore in Alabama, Rep. Conor Lamb beat a Republican in a reliably red Pennsylvania district and Wisconsin State Sen. Patty Rivard Schachtner won in a rural district that Trump won by 1
"I would warn against extrapolating too much of a series of special elections and thinking that, okay, that will take care of itself." Because it does not work, "he said, after the Washington Mail ." I'll give you the resume: Vote. Participate. Get involved. "
It's the first DNC fundraiser Obama has participated in this year, and Obama is also spending his post-presidential free time working on details for his upcoming presidential library in Chicago, a memoir by the president, by Penguin Random House to be released, and a production contract with Netflix.