Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren said Saturday on Fox & Friends that the more former President Barack Obama blasts President Trump and Republicans, the more the American people will back the current commander in chief.

Obama on Friday received the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government at the University of Illinois, and his speech marked his return to the campaign trail in an effort to rally Democrats ahead of November's midterm elections.

Lahren said that Obama's use of identity politics won't be successful.

"This tactic is old, it's played out, and the American people, quite frankly, are sick and tired of it."


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The former president warned there are "dire" consequences to staying on the sidelines, adding that "powerful and privileged" people want to "keep us angry."

“It did not start with Donald Trump,” Obama said. “He is a symptom, not the cause. He’s just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years.”

Lahren added on Saturday that Obama has the ability to blame President Trump for everything that's wrong in the country but take credit for anything that's right.

She also said his remarks about the 2012 Benghazi attack were "despicable."

The former president said Congress under Trump has "embraced wild conspiracy theories, like those surrounding Benghazi."

"The more that he attacks this president, the more that the American people are going to stand behind their president," she said. "[It] didn't work for Hillary, it's not going to work for Obama or anyone else that goes on that campaign trail because the results don't lie."

Watch more of Obama's remarks below.



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