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You knew Barack Obama wasn’t going to walk away and say nothing while America starts to look funny in the light. The now former POTUS issued a statement slamming his successor’s travel ban and giving his blessing to the protests that have arisen in its wake. 

On Friday (Jan. 27), Cheeto Jesus signed an executive order banning immigrants from seven countries with Muslim majorities. Over the weekend protests sprang up international airports across the country as travelers were detained.

A federal judge issued a stay on Trump’s executive order, and many lawyers volunteered at airports to help detainees, but the controversy continues.

Today (Jan. 30), Obama issued a statement, his first since leaving office, via his official spokesman.

“The president fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion,” said Obama’s spokesman, Kevin Lewis.

Trump cult members have also said the executive order was based on precedents set by Obama’s administration, which he refuted. Obama also gave his blessing to those peacefully protesting the #MuslimBan.

“Citizens exercising their constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake,” said Lewis.

True indeed.

We get the feeling that Obama dictated his message shortly after…

Photo: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

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