Obama Praises Protests Against Trump

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Former President Obama sent out a message of approval Monday for the massive protests rising up across the U.S. against President Trump’s executive orders.

Obama sent the message through his spokesman, Kevin Lewis, in a signal to the protesters that they should “exercise their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard.”

In his final farewell address before leaving office, Obama told his followers, “If something needs fixing, then lace up your shoes and do some organizing.”

Lewis posted on Twitter Monday morning on behalf of Obama:

“President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. In his final official speech as President, he spoke about the important role of citizen and how all Americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy–not just during an election but every day.

Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake.

With regard to comparisons to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before, the President fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.”

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