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After Obama blames Trump and GOP for dividing America, Marco Rubio hits Obama with history lesson

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) reminds Americans how divisive former President Barack Obama was in the White House. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

In one of his biggest post-White House speeches, former President Barack Obama on Friday told America that President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have cultivated a divided America since he left office last January.

In response, Obama urged unity. But more significantly, he urged Americans to vote for Democrats in November as a check on the Trump administration's "abuses of power."

"In two months we have the chance, not the certainty, but the chance to restore some semblance of sanity to our politics. There is actually only one check on bad policy and abuses of power, and that’s you and your vote," Obama said.

However, given Obama's less-than-stellar track record at unity — millions of Americans would argue Obama is directly responsible for much of today's division — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) provided Obama with a scathing history lesson on divisive politicians.

What did Rubio say?

Rubio agreed with Obama's sentiment that divisiveness is not a character trait presidents should emulate. Unfortunately for Obama, Rubio proved in a series of tweets Saturday that Obama was successful at dividing Americans during his presidency.

In fact, as Rubio pointed out, Obama often made enemies out of those who disagreed with his policy initiatives.

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