Obama Dings Trump’s ‘Politics of Division’: ‘It’s the 21st Century, Not the 19th’

Earlier today, former President George W. Bush delivered a speech that was largely seen as a direct swipe at President Donald Trump. In his address, Bush criticized nativism, bigotry and “casual cruelty” — all of which, he said, was pulling Americans apart.

Out on the campaign trail for the first time since he left the White House, Bush’s successor Barack Obama also appeared to take swipes at the current POTUS. Stumping in New Jersey for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy, Obama asked voters to reject the “politics of division” that date “back centuries.”

“Some of the politics we see now, we thought we put that to bed,” he added. “It’s the 21st century, not the 19th century, come on!”

The gathered crowd could be heard chanting “four more years” during Obama’s speech.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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