One Last Flip-Flop? Obama to Anti-Trump Protesters: “wouldn’t advise them to be silent”

“Elections have consequences.. and I won.” That was Barack Obama’s message to Republicans after shocking the world and becoming our nation’s first black president in 2008. After winning the presidency again in 2012, Barack Obama issued another brusque message, saying, “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election. Push to change it. But don’t break it. Don’t break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building. That’s not being faithful to what this country’s about.”

In 2016, that is exactly what the Republicans accomplished. They went out there and won an election. Yet President Obama is singing a very different tune now.

Fox News reports:

The president fielded a question on the protests during a joint news conference in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. 

“I suspect that there’s not a president in our history that hasn’t been subject to these protests,” he answered. “So, I would not advise people who feel strongly or who are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign, I wouldn’t advise them to be silent.” 

He added: “Voting matters, organizing matters and being informed on the issues matter.” 

On an unrelated note, President Obama also urged Trump to stand up to Putin when he’s in office.

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