Former President Barack Obama spoke at an event in Berlin, Germany last night. During his speech he commented on the now 17 Democratic presidential candidates running for the 2020 nomination.
The 44th US President claimed that he fears a part of the political party is becoming a ‘rigid far-left wing unwilling to compromise’ as he warns Democrats are creating a ‘circular firing squad’ targeting allies.
He stated: ‘One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States, maybe it’s true here as well, is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, “Uh, I’m sorry, this is how it’s going to be,” and then we start sometimes creating what’s called a “circular firing squad”, where you start shooting at your allies because one of them is straying from purity on the issues.’
‘You have to recognize that the way we’ve structured democracy requires you to take into account people who don’t agree with you, and that by definition means you’re not going to get 100 percent of what you want.’
His comments came after many in the Democratic party could be seen swinging ever further left to please the youthful voters in the East- and West coast metropolitan areas.