A lot of Americans have grown tired of Donald Trump’s increasingly negative view of our nation, and it seems President Obama has as well.
Trump has taken every chance he can get, in nearly all of his speeches, to downplay America’s success and make our nation seem inches from destruction. He has written a false narrative about America. It is a narrative that has been filled with multitudes of murderers and rapists ripping through the Mexican border, and it features our current leaders tearing this nation to shreds while they sell the scraps to China, Mexico, and Iran. Somehow this narrative of our nation has appealed to enough people that Trump is currently sitting at the top of the GOP’s polls, while Jeb Bush and Scott Walker have been awkwardly left behind.
Even the media seems to be buying into this narrative. They spend their time analyzing his role as an outsider instead of focusing on his negative attitude toward America. Democratic candidates, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, have voiced their concerns, but they seemed to be alone until recently.
President Obama has had enough of silently watching Trump badmouth America. One of Trump’s negative phrases has been, “America never wins anymore.” Obama countered that claim during his speech at the Business Roundtable, “America’s winning right now.” He continued by responding to Donald Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again” with “America’s great right now.” and “We can do even better.” He explained the positive position America is in on Tuesday, which was the seventh anniversary of the Lehman brothers’ collapse. He shared that the unemployment rate is down by half, there are a third fewer Americans without health insurance, and that the financial deficit has been significantly reduced.
Vice President, Joe Biden can’t stay silent about Trump anymore either. Biden recently took Trump down with this statement: “There’s one guy absolutely denigrating an entire group of people, appealing to the baser side of human nature, working on this notion of xenophobia in a way that hasn’t occurred in a long time.”
Just before the Republican debate, Priorities U.S.A. (a Super PAC that supports Hillary Clinton) released some concerns they had about conservative candidates’ negative campaigns as well. They highlighted the stark contrast between the 2016 Republican presidential candidates’ campaigns and the positive past campaigns of Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan.