Obama's Speech That Broke Tradition, Criticized Trump 'Very Disappointing,' Pence Says

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"He's just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years - a fear and anger that's rooted in our past but is also born out of the enormous upheavals that have taken place in your brief lifetimes".

When that happens, he says, people become cynical and decide not to participate in the political process - creating a vacuum filled by lobbyists and special interests. At a fundraiser in North Dakota, the US president told a crowd of supporters: "I watched it, but I fell asleep".

He went on to attack the administration's repeal of climate change legislation, saying: "They've made it so that the only nation on earth to pull out of the global climate agreement, it's not North Korea, it's not Syria, it's not Russian Federation or Saudi Arabia".

The former president jumped into the campaign fray Saturday in Anaheim, Calif., a former Republican stronghold, to remind voters to cast ballots for Democratic congressional candidates in the upcoming midterm elections, ABC News reported. "We have the chance the flip the House of Representatives and make sure there are real checks in Washington!".

Mr Trump, asked about that speech during a trip to North Dakota, quipped that he had watched it but had fallen asleep. "President Trump opens the jar, and he said, I loosened it for you", said Mr. McCarthy on Fox Business Network's "Sunday Morning Futures".

"It shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say that we don't target groups of people because of what they look like or how they pray", Obama said.

Jacob Rees-Mogg points to former President Obama for "creating the circumstances that allowed Donald Trump to come through". "You can feel people saying, 'Oh, enough is enough, '" Obama said, whipping up the crowd. While the former president will be visible throughout the general election, the adviser said that Obama will not be a daily presence on the campaign trail.

"The biggest threat to our democracy ... is not one individual, it is not one big super PAC billionaires", he said.

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However, given Obama's less-than-stellar track record at unity - millions of Americans would argue Obama is directly responsible for much of today's division - Sen.

"You desperately tried to defeat Trump and it didn't work", Pirro said.

Obama's appearance on behalf of Congressional candidates upset Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence said Obama's criticism would draw a favourable contrast between Democrats and Republicans in the campaign.

The party did poorly in both the mid-terms during his presidency - 2010 and 2014 - and he failed to hand them over to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016.

Republicans say they aren't anxious.

Following his California visit, Obama will travel to OH next Thursday for an event for Richard Cordray, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in OH, and he is also slated to headline a campaign event in Pennsylvania later this month, and a NY fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an organization led by former Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama's longtime friend.