"On Friday, President Obama will offer new thoughts on this moment and what it requires from the American people. More often, it's manufactured by the powerful and the privileged who want to keep us divided and keep us angry and keep us cynical because it helps them maintain the status quo and keep their power and keep their privilege".
The CEO of Civic Advisors and the CEO of the "When We All Vote" initiative is the same person -- Kyle Lierman, who worked in the Obama White House for then Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett. His work has also appeared in Salon, Raw Story, Truthdig, National Memo, Philadelphia Weekly, Democratic Underground, L.A. Weekly, MintPress News and many other publications. And we're sure as heck supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers.
He very bluntly slated Trump for not condemning the racially-charged protests, saying: "How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?" These people aren't elected.
"In two months we have the chance to restore some semblance of sanity to our politics", Obama said.
"We are supposed to stand up to bullies, not follow them", Obama said. He also criticized Republicans in Congress for failing to hold Trump accountable.
It's the first time 44's publicly attacked 45 since leaving office and, honestly, it's the kind of talk Democrats have been dying to hear from Obama.
Obama never said Trump's name during his fundraising speech for the DNC and instead urged Democrats to stop "moping" and get to work for candidates.
But, Mr Obama added, when there is a vacuum in democracy, "other voices fill the void".
Obama's office announced his first round of endorsements earlier this year and the official said his second round will be released in coming weeks.
Trump, for his part, joked just an hour later during a fundraiser in North Dakota that he found Obama's speech boring.
Mr Obama reminded the audience that the economic recovery began during his administration and defended his handling of the 2008 economic collapse.
"Let's just remember when this economy started" improving, he said.
"In 2016, voters rejected President Obama's policies and his dismissiveness towards half the country". President Trump has warned his supporters that if they don't turn up to the voting booth, he could be impeached. "That's the only way it could happen", Mr Trump told a Montana rally.
The one-time community organizer used his notable gift of oration and implored students to get out and vote, setting up the election as a defining moment for the direction of the country. He will spend this Saturday in California stumping for seven congressional candidates at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event and will head to OH next week to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray.