Pence: ‘Disappointing’ to see Obama ‘break with the tradition’ and ‘become so political’

Vice President Mike Pence slammed former President Obama’s scathing speech about President Trump and Republican lawmakers.

“It was very disappointing to see President Obama break with the tradition of former presidents, and become so political and roll out the same tired arguments that he and liberals have made over the last eight years,” Pence said during a Fox News Sunday interview.

“The truth is the American people in 2016 rejected the policy and direction of Barack Obama when they elected President Donald Trump,” Pence added.

During his speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday, Obama directly criticized Trump since leaving the office. 

“He is a symptom, not the cause,” Obama said. “He’s just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years — a fear and anger that’s rooted in our past, but also born out of the enormous upheavals that have taken place.”

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a Democratic political rally ahead of the midterm elections in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
A woman in the crowd holds up a "Take It Back" sign as she attends a political rally with former U.S. President Barack Obama for California Democratic candidates during in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by democrats as he participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama holds up a clipboard as he participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. Left to right are candidates TJ Cox (CA-21), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Katie Porter (CA-45), Harley Rouda (CA-48) and Mike Levin (CA-49). REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by democrats as he participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by democrats in the crowd after speaking at a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with California Democratic candidate Josh Harder as he participates in a political rally during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with California Democratic candidate Gil Cisneros as he participates in a political rally during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, California, U.S., September 8, 2018. Left to right are candidates Josh Harder (CA-10), TJ Cox (CA-21), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Katie Porter (CA-45), Harley Rouda (CA-48) and Mike Levin (CA-49). REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama holds up a clipboard to encourage voters, at a political rally for California Democratic candidates during an event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama greets the crowd at a political rally for California Democratic candidates during an event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a political rally for California Democratic candidates during an event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a political rally for California Democratic candidates during an event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a political rally for California Democratic candidates during an event in Anaheim, California, U.S. September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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