President Obama told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton that the “main thing” he’s been telling Americans is to just shut up and vote for Hillary Clinton, no matter how uninspiring they may find her.
“The main thing that I’ve been trying to explain to people,” POTUS stated in an interview that aired Sunday morning. “Is that if you supported me in ’08, if you supported me in ’12, if you think I’ve done a good job, if you believe Michelle has done a good job, everything that we have done over the last eight years will be reversed with a Trump presidency.”
POTUS added that “everything” he has accomplished in office “will be sustained and built on with a Hillary Clinton presidency.”
“This vote is as important as any of those other two votes in being able to maintain a progressive agenda that keeps 20 million people with health insurance, and hopefully gets the next 20 million,” he told Sharpton. “That makes sure that we’re working on issues like criminal justice reform, and somebody who actually wants to see a reinvigorated civil rights office in the Justice Department, that wants to make sure that things like early childhood education get put in place so that our young people can get the benefits of a great education at the earliest stages, all the way through college.”
Obama argued that “you can’t say you care about those things and then suggest somehow that you’re feeling cynical or not sufficiently inspired.”
“You know, Michelle and I, we talk at the dinner table,” he continued. “We explain to our daughters, you know, not everything is supposed to be inspiring, sometimes you just do what you have to do and one of the things you got to do right now is to make sure you vote for Hillary Clinton.”