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The gloves came off at the DNC — and Trump showed his panic

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“HE SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN, AND GOT CAUGHT!” tweeted Donald Trump at 10.33pm tonight, while Barack Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention. And what a damning speech it was. The former president, who until now has avoided directly calling out the president by name, said flatly that “I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously” but “he never did.”

“He has shown no interest in putting in the work, finding common ground, or using the awesome power of the office to help anyone but himself and his friends,” Obama continued. For Trump, the presidency is just “one more reality show he can use to get the attention he craves,” he added. “He hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t. And the consequences of that failure are severe.”

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It was a calm and devastating takedown, a super-precise butchering without gratuity. Obama delivered it from Philadelphia in a sharp blue suit, with small Stars and Stripes pin shining at his pocket and the words of the Constitution written behind him. “WHY DID HE REFUSE TO ENDORSE SLOW JOE UNTIL IT WAS ALL OVER, AND EVEN THEN WAS VERY LATE? WHY DID HE TRY TO GET HIM NOT TO RUN?” Trump tweeted at 10.40pm, summarily proving his point.

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