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Obama Blasts Trump at Rutgers University: “Ignorance Is Not a Virtue”


President Obama gave a commencement address at Rutgers University that sounded an awful lot like a campaign speech. He never directly named the presumptive Republican nominee for president but there was little doubt about who he was referring to during several points of the 45-minute speech in which he called on students to be skeptical of politicians who talk of a great past and criticized the idea of building a wall on the border.

“In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue,” Obama told a crowd of more than 50,000 people in New Brunswick, New Jersey. “It’s not cool to not know what you’re talking about. That’s not keeping it real or telling it like it is. That’s not challenging political correctness. That’s just not knowing what you’re talking about. And yet we’ve become confused about this.”

In a one-two punch, the president also mocked the idea of building a wall on the border and banning a whole religion from entering the country. “The world is more interconnected than ever before, and it’s becoming more connected every day. Building walls won’t change that,” Obama said. “Isolating or disparaging Muslims, suggesting they should be treated differently when they come to this country, that is not just a betrayal of our


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