When former President Barack Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brussels, it was a perfect opportunity to hit President Donald Trump.
While Trump was busy calling the Germans evil as he tried to destroy the alliance Germany has with America, Obama was delivering a speech to a huge crowd.
Obama said, “We can see the terrible violence that took place just recently in Manchester. It is a reminder that there is a great danger of terrorism and people who would do great harm to others just because they’re different. How heartbroken we are by the loss of life, and we grieve with the families.”
Obama added it is not vital to shut down borders because of terror attack “When we provide development aid to Africa, or we are involved in conflict resolution in areas where war has been taking place, [or]we make investments to try to deal with climate change … these things we do not do just for charity, not just because it’s the right thing to do or out of kindness.”
Obama finally took a shot at the president’s dream of building a U.S.-Mexico border. He stated, “If there are disruptions in those countries and conflicts and bad governance, war and poverty, in this new world that we live in, we can’t isolate ourselves, we can’t hide behind a wall.”
“One of the biggest challenges as president of the United States … is how do you protect your country and your citizens from the kinds of things that we just saw in Manchester, England, just a few days ago, or the things that we saw in Berlin or in Paris or in Nice.”
“Hopefully over time, it’s a battle of ideas and not just a battle of weapons so that we can convince fewer and fewer young people to get involved with ISIS. But as long as they’re functioning out there, we are going to have to protect our people.”