'Dangerous path': Obama chides Republicans for 'humoring' Trump's election complaints

'Dangerous path': Obama chides Republicans for 'humoring' Trump's election complaints


Former President Barack Obama scolded Republican leaders for entertaining President Trump’s legal challenges to last week’s election.

Trump has yet to concede to President-elect Joe Biden as he awaits the outcomes of lawsuits filed in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania over the results.

“They appear to be motivated, in part, because the president doesn’t like to lose and never admits loss,” Obama told CBS News on Thursday. “I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials, who clearly know better, are going along with this, are humoring him in this fashion.”

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Obama described Republican kowtowing as delegitimatizing “not just the incoming Biden administration, but democracy generally.”

“And that’s a dangerous path,” he said.

Obama sat down with CBS to promote the first installment of his forthcoming two-part post-presidency memoir. A Promised Land is due to be released on Tuesday.

In excerpts circulated Thursday, Obama bluntly links his historic 2008 election to a rise in racial

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