In a ceremony in Manhattan, former United States President Barack Obama has on Wednesday, launched a scathing attack on present President Donald Trump for “making up whatever facts”, while accepting a human rights awards.
In this ceremony, Obama was awarded the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope laureate on Wednesday’s night.
According to news reports, while referring to the Donald Trump’s administration over its long history, Obama said, “When our leaders are content on making up whatever facts they want, a lot of people have begun to doubt the notion of common ground.” Obama further added saying, “Bobby Kennedy’s life reminds us to reject such cynicism.”
Obama has urged to other to not to give in to the cynicism and urged to find the strength in order to find the hope in the times of uncertainty.
Obama said, “If we summon our best selves, we can inspire others to do the same.” Obama added saying, “It is easy to succumb to cynicism, that notion that hope is a fool’s game.”
In a joking manner, Obama said, “I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but I’ve been on this hope kick for a while now,” with adding, “Even ran a couple of campaigns on it.”
Few of the Chicago residents joined a long list of the impressive awardees. The few who made to the list were Bill Clinton, Democratic congressman John Lewis of Georgia, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, former vice president Joe Biden and U2 Frontman Bono and actor Robert De Niro. The award was to honors the global leaders for “their exceptional work toward a more just and peaceful world”.
Leaders who were honored as the laureates in the ceremony were Humano CEO Bruce Broussard, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and, Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav, in addition to Barack Obama.
Obama has condemned Trump in several recent times after Trump has repeatedly launched a scathing attack with the birther claims. Obama has last month, excoriated Donald Trump over the ongoing scandal of special counsel Bob Mueller investigations and collusion with Russia.
Obama said, “Not only did I not get indicted, nobody in my administration got indicted.” He further said, “By the way, it was the only administration in modern history that that can be said about,” adding, “In fact, nobody came close to being indicted, probably because the people who joined us were there for the right reasons.”