Former President Barack Obama campaigned Saturday for former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, encouraging voters to ignore the “phony” culture wars fueled by parents of public school children.
Parents nationwide are outraged after the report of a female student who was allegedly raped by a male student in a school restroom in Loudoun County, Virginia.
The school system reportedly attempted to cover up the incident, and prosecute the girl’s father for speaking out during a recent school board meeting. The student charged in the attack was arrested in July.
The former president dismissed the recent clashes as fake and phony outrage, though he did not refer to any specific issues. “We don’t have time to be wasted on these phony trumped-up culture wars, this fake outrage, the right-wing media’s pedals to juice their ratings,” Obama said.
Former President @BarackObama: “We don’t have time to be wasted on these phony trumped-up culture wars, this fake outrage, the right-wing media’s pedals to juice their ratings.” pic.twitter.com/bmMnet8q5X
— The Hill (@thehill) October 23, 2021
The comments lead to many challenges across social media.
Sorry, but McAuliffe saying that parents shouldn’t be in charge of their children’s education and the Loudoun County school board lying to parents about sexual assaults in bathrooms isn’t “trumped up cultural wars” https://t.co/fRWi9XfK6C
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 23, 2021
The campaigning by Obama may seek to help his fellow Democrat be elected as governor, but included a heavy dose of twisted information to ignore the tough reality facing public schools in Virginia.