NewsPolitics Obama weighs in on Trump travel ban, says he disagrees with faith-based discrimination Former President Barack Obama weighed in on President Donald Trump's immigration travel ban and recent protests around the country on Jan. 30, 2017. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla By Reuters Updated January 30, 2017 3:08 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Former President Barack Obama is heartened by the political activism he sees across the country and disagrees with discrimination against people based on their religion, a spokesman said on Monday. Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for Obama, said the former president who left office 10 days ago "fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion." "Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake," Lewis said. He said Obama was "heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country." By Reuters Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.