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Obama not behind protests against Trump: Analyst

The eruption of protests against US President Donald Trump is not set by former president Barack Obama or the Democratic Party, a political commentator says.

Former US President Barack Obama or the Democratic Party have not been behind the near-daily protests against President Donald Trump, says an anti-war activist in Chicago.

In an interview with Press TV on Monday, Joe Iosbaker said that the Democrats lost the election in November because they defended Wall Street bailouts, free trade deals that benefited financial firms involved in international trade.

According to the analyst, “Hillary Clinton could not mobilize Obama’s base of support because for example she and her husband, had helped to construct the system of mass incarceration, calling the oppressed black youths in America’s cities, super predators.”

He went on to explain that the Obama administration also deported two million people who had never committed a crime, but merely workers fleeing from countries whose economies were destroyed by "free trade deals" that crushed their means of living.

He further explained that Democrats launched murderous wars in Syria and Yemen.

Iosbaker asserted that “it was Donald Trump and his policies and administration that caused uprising in this country.”

The analysts pointed out that it was not possible to organize such massive protests by Democrats, as within hours after the result of the election, hundreds of thousands of people poured into the streets protesting.

He believed that the Democrats were already confident of their candidate’s victory, so clearly proving that they couldn’t have organized a ‘protest movement’.

“There has never in US history been a protest movement this large in response to an election”, he said.

Iosbaker believes many Americans are fighting back against Trump's racist, sexist, and anti-Muslim rhetoric.

So he believes that the next mobilization will be to ‘defend the right to protest’.                

Trump has claimed Obama personally behind the growing intelligence leaks and nationwide protests against his administration.

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