Obama warns of complacency, notes rise of Hitler

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Obama warns of complacency

Former President Obama issued a stark warning against growing nativism in the U.S. and throughout the world at the Economic Club of Chicago, invoking complacency and the rise of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

Obama told the forum's audience on Tuesday at a question and answer session that the danger at hand was "grow(ing) complacent," according to ChicagoBusiness.com.

"We have to tend to this garden of democracy or else things could fall apart quickly," Obama said.

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