Obama’s first speech in the Senate as President will be a ‘mess’
President Barack Obama will speak Tuesday at the University of California, Berkeley, about the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump.
The Senate’s Republican majority will likely take a hard line on the investigation as a result, but they will be unable to stop Trump from continuing to push his agenda.
During his speech, Obama will outline steps the administration is taking to fight corruption and push back against Russian attempts to influence the election.
Obama will also address the issue of the “silent majority” and how it is a growing problem in America.
The president will say that America is not a “silo society” and that there is a wide array of voices that matter in our democracy.
The silent majority includes all Americans, he said.
“And it is not just an issue for those in the political elite, it’s an issue all Americans have to contend with,” Obama said.
The American people are tired of seeing their voice ignored and their rights trampled on, Obama said, and the silent majority is the best hope we have of reclaiming our democracy and restoring the American way of life.
The silence is a cancer that will grow, he continued.
“This country is about hope, not cynicism,” he said, noting that the silent minority is not only an American issue, but a global one.
Obama said that the American people will never be satisfied with the status quo, and that he believes there is no path forward for the country if we allow ourselves to be seduced by false promises of change.
He said the only path forward is a political revolution, with new policies that give the people what they want and deserve.
The U.S. needs a president who will not be afraid to confront the hard truths, Obama continued.
“He knows how to deal with real threats, he knows how the world works, he understands the complexities of America’s role in the world, he is a proven dealmaker, a real leader and he is also a human being,” he continued, noting his record of accomplishment and his personal commitment to America.
“I will fight every day to make America the great country it can be,” he added.