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President Barack Obama on Sunday denounced the tenor of the presumptive GOP nominee’s campaign, without ever mentioning Donald Trump by name, during a commencement speech at Rutgers University.
Obama told graduates at the New Jersey school that “building walls” is not the way of the future.
“The world is more interconnected than ever, building walls won’t change that,” he said, clearly taking aim at the only candidate who has turned a facade into a plank.
“To help ourselves we’ve got to help others, not pull up the drawbridge and try to keep the world out,” Obama said.
He said building walls that prevent trade deals “won’t boost our economy,” and walls that keep out Muslims would alienate “the very partners in our fight against extremism.”
Obama also attacked the general stance of conservatives on climate change, saying the issue was “not subject to political spin.”
“There is evidence,” Obama said. “If we don’t follow through on the progress we made in Paris, your generation will feel the brunt of this catastrophe.”
“If you were listening to today’s political debate you might wonder where this strain of anti-intellectualism came from,” Obama told the group of about 12,000 graduates. “In politics and in life ignorance is not a virtue. It’s not cool to not know that you’re talking about. That’s not keeping it real or telling it like it is. That’s not challenging political correctness.”
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