Trump retweets conservative host Mark Levin calling Obama a ‘pathological liar’ after his John Lewis eulogy
Levin took several shots at Obama during a conversation with Fox News host Jesse Watters, criticizing his comments about voter suppression that he made during the eulogy
President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on his predecessor Barack Obama as he shared a video of conservative pundit and radio host Mark Levin branding the former president a "pathological liar" over the weekend. Levin took several shots at Obama during a conversation with Fox News host Jesse Watters, criticizing his comments about voter suppression that he made during a eulogy at the funeral of Rep. John Lewis, The Sun reported.
Proposing unprecedented changes to the way elections are held in the United States, Obama slammed "those in power who are doing their darnedest to discourage people from voting," during the eulogy.
Levin wondered why the funeral was held in the first place if Democrats were proposing mail-in ballots during the 2020 election as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at polling locations. "First of all, I'm utterly confused, I thought people aren't allowed to have funerals," Levin quipped. "Look, Barack Obama is a pathological liar. They're trying to set the stage for a close election of one or two battleground states, that it's systemic racism."
"They've been laying this foundation for months and months and months," he added. "No, every vote doesn't count. Every legal vote counts."
Besides advocating for vote-by-mail, Obama also proposed making Election Day a national holiday, called for automatic voter registration, as well as eliminating the filibuster if required. Levin took issue with mail-in ballots and echoed concerns raised by the president that they would leave the election vulnerable to fraud.
"We all know that the mail-in vote won't work," Levin said. "There have been studies. CBS recently did something that showed it ... we're going to rely on the Post Office?"
"Whatever the Democrats want, it's because they're corrupt," Levin added. "They are tearing down and burning down every institutional aspect of this society."
The conservative lawyer, who has worked in the administration of President Ronald Reagan, slammed Obama saying he was "one of the great reasons" there is a "huge racial divide" in America. "You're one of the great reasons in this country where there is a huge racial divide. And you could have been a great leader," Levin said, addressing the former president. "You could have a great leader, the American people of all races. But you couldn't put aside your community activism."
The video was one of several Trump shared over the weekend, suggesting he had an edge over his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in a number of swing states.
On July 30, the president took another a dig at Obama by tweeting, "We beat Obama 4 years ago, he worked harder than Crooked Hillary, and we’ll do it again!" His response came after a tweet titled, "‘Divisive And Deeply Dishonest Campaign Speech’: Tucker Carlson Blasts Obama For Politicizing John Lewis Funeral."
Obama indirectly accused the administration of voter suppression during his eulogy for Lewis earlier that day, accusing “those in power” of “targeting minorities”.
Before departing the White House for Tampa, Florida on Friday, July 31, Trump spoke briefly to reporters and was asked for his reaction to Obama’s comments regarding the administration and voter suppression. “He did a bad job for minorities," the president responded. "I did much more for minorities than he did.”