Obama on Trump Ban: ‘American Values Are at Stake’
Former President Barack Obama’s office released a statement on Monday that essentially condemned the new administration for President Donald Trump’s recent executive order banning foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries. Spokesman Kevin Lewis also praised those protesting the ban. “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,” Lewis said. “With regard to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before, the president fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.” Over the weekend, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton also spoke out against the executive order.