Former President Barack Obama refusal to leave Washington, D.C. after his presidency ended was unprecedented — and political analysts have frequently criticized Obama’s need to speak out against the current administration.
Now, Obama decided to take his campaign of sabotage against President Donald Trump international… and the mainstream media is loving it.
According to The Associated Press, Obama received a “rock-star” welcome in Germany as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his “favorite partners” during his presidency.
The timing is no accident. Obama’s trip comes at the same exact time Trump set his first major international trip. In fact, Obama arrived in Europe the same day Trump is planning to meet with leaders from NATO and the European Union.
Wherever Trump goes, it seems, Obama is sure to follow.
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Security was tight in front of the German capital’s Brandenburg Gate, where Obama and Merkel — both outspoken globalists — appeared on a podium before tens of thousands of people attending a gathering marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. All visitors had their bags searched, police helicopters patrolled the skies and snipers with balaclavas watched the scene from nearby rooftops.
At the beginning of their discussion, Obama praised Merkel to the excited cheers of the crowd of liberals, who had traveled from all over Europe to attend the pro-globalism gathering.
“Not only do I love this city, but one of my favorite partners throughout my presidency is sitting next to me,” Obama said with a big grin. Merkel smiled right back at him.
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“Chancellor Merkel has done outstanding work, not just here in Germany, but around the world,” Obama said.
After lauding Merkel, he launched a defense of his own presidency against Trump.
Obama hinted that Trump’s “America first” policy was a violation of global democracy. He told the crowd that “we have to push back against those trends that would violate human rights or suppress democracy or restrict individual freedoms.”
In a thinly-veiled reference to his successor, who has proposed to cut support for international welfare and aid by nearly a third, Obama said those U.S. taxpayer funded programs are essential aspects of national security policy.
“We can’t isolate ourselves. We can’t hide behind a wall,” he said, to cheers from the audience.
Critics noted that Obama was behind a security wall and surrounded by armed guards while saying this.
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The lovefest between the two leaders was a stark contrast to Merkel’s meeting with Trump in Washington in March. Trump has been frequently critical of Merkel’s reckless open border policy, which has caused a spike in bloody Islamic terror attacks throughout Europe in the past few years.
Merkel was due to travel to Brussels later Thursday for a meeting with Trump and leader of other NATO-member states.
The Associated Press contributed to this article