October 16, 2021
General News

Obama warns against politics of ‘anger and resentment’ in Chicago

CHICAGO, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned against “politics that feeds anger and resentment” on Tuesday in a speech at the groundbreaking of his presidential library in Chicago, which he said would work to strengthen democratic ideas.

The 44th president said that future Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will aim to strengthen ideals that are vulnerable in a bitter modern U.S. political environment and address global economic, social, technological and environmental issues that major institutions have failed to address.

“In the breach, a culture of cynicism and mistrust can grow,” the Democratic former president said. “We start seeing more division and increasingly bitter conflict. A politics that feeds anger and resentment towards those who are not like us and starts turning away from democratic principles in favor of tribalism and might makes right.”

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