‘George Wallace’: Obama uses Lewis funeral to attack Trump – By WND Staff (WND) / July 30 2020
‘Sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators’
Warning that the “darker currents” of American history “can always rise again,” former President Barack Obama used his eulogy of civil rights icon and lawmaker John Lewis on Thursday to compare racist officials in the old segregated South to the Trump administration.
“George Wallace may be gone, but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators,” he said to applause at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Obama also made a reference to Bull Connor, the Birmingham, Alabama, official who became a symbol of institutional racism by ordering the use of fire hoses and police attack dogs against civil rights activists.
Defending the Trump administration, Attorney General William Barr told Congress on Tuesday that what “unfolds nightly” around the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, “cannot reasonably be called protest.”
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