20 January 2021,   02:14
Obama warns that Trump"s actions threaten US democracy

Barack Obama reclaimed his political pulpit with a stark warning that his successor is a grave and imminent threat to American democracy and racial justice.

Then, even more remarkably, President Donald Trump went on television and proved him right, putting a foreboding shadow over an election that he is already seeking to cast as illegitimate in the eyes of millions of Americans.

Obama’s eulogy was not just his most public intervention in the 2020 campaign or his most passionate denunciation yet of a successor whose highest priority is eradicating Obama"s achievements at home and abroad.

With less than 100 days until November"s presidential election, Barack Obama is sharpening his political rhetoric.