Trump rejects Obama's call to boost voting, says 'success' will heal racism

Trump rejects Obama's call to boost voting, says 'success' will heal racism

News18

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday flatly rejected the need for direct action to address racism in the United States, dismissing his predecessor's call for sweeping steps to boost civil and voting rights ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

The Republican president, in an interview on Fox News, criticized President Barack Obama's speech last week, in which the Democrat urged Americans to protect democracy and outlined a list of needed reforms such as making election day a national holiday, expanding early voting and increasing polling sites.

'There is an attack on our democratic freedoms and we should treat it as such,' Obama said in a eulogy for the late U.S. Representative John Lewis, a Black civil rights icon.

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