Barack Obama Gets Pushback After Suggesting Activists Can Get In Their Own Way Using Slogans Like 'Defund The Police'
The former president said advocates lose support when they use “snappy” slogans.
December 02, 2020 at 2:42 pm
Sitting down for an interview with Peter Hamby, host of the Snapchat political show, Good Luck America, Obama said activists lose support when they use “snappy” slogans like “defund the police.”
"You lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you're actually going to get the changes you want done," the former president said in the interview, which is scheduled to go live on Wednesday, according to Axios.
The 44th president added that productivity should be the focus when deciding stances and approaches to policies.
"The key is deciding, do you want to actually get something done, or do you want to feel good among the people you already agree with," he said.