By Michael Walsh:
Former President Barack Obama broke his post-presidential silence on Monday, issuing a cautious statement about President Trump’s travel ban and the protests against it.
Before leaving the White House, Obama repeatedly emphasized how important the role of citizen is in American democracy. Now, he says he is inspired that so many citizens have heeded his call by protesting drastic measures that Trump took that many have criticized as antithetical to common American values.
Kevin Lewis, a spokesperson for Obama, released a statement on behalf of the former president praising the protesters for exercising their constitutional right of assembly and rejecting the notion that his antiterrorism vetting policies resemble Trump’s…
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