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Obama calls on US to reject words that feed fear, hatred

Aug 06, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Former president Barack Obama on Monday called on the country to reject words "coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders" that feed fear and hatred and normalize racist sentiments, a tacit rebuke of President Donald Trump in the wake of the Texas and Ohio shootings.

In a statement posted to his Twitter and Facebook accounts, Obama said such language has been at the root of most human tragedy, from slavery to the Holocaust to the Rwandan genocide.

"It has no place in our politics...