As politicians gathered at Ebenezer Baptist Church for Congressman John Lewis’ funeral, former President Obama was one of the keynote speakers. He was joined at the funeral by two former presidents: Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. While President Trump was not there, President Obama used the chance to issue some sharp insults to the current president.
President Obama, standing in front of Lewis’ casket, said the former lawmaker and activist dedicated his life to “fighting the very attacks on democracy,” the United States is currently experiencing. Without using Trump’s name, he made it very clear who he was talking about.
Obama also used the chance to say the electoral college system was under attack, and alluded to Trump’s attacks on mail-in voting. He said, “Even as we sit here, there are those in power who are doing their darnedest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations and targeting minorities and students with restrictive ID laws and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision, even undermining the postal service in the run up to an election. It’s going to be dependent on mail-in ballots so people don’t get sick.” Obama spoke for 41 minutes.
President Trump has been fiercely opposed to mail-in voting, highlighting the chance for election corruption.