Barack Obama is making one thing clear – he can’t stand that he’s not in charge anymore.
Obama appears to be growing bolder by the day in throwing shade at his successor, President Donald Trump, and it appears climate change is his chosen vehicle of delivery.
All of which makes the former president’s address on Monday at the two-day North American Climate Summit in Chicago especially newsworthy.
Mayors from around the world are gathering to contribute their share of hot air when it comes to climate change, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was honored Obama will join the summit, WGN-TV reported — Emanuel is trying to thrust himself in the lead on climate issues.
Chicago’s Chief Sustainability Officer Chris Wheat said the plan is to “fill the void” the Trump administration has left. Or, in other words, much like with Sanctuary Cities, an effort to circumvent the U.S. government under Trump to advance the liberal agenda.
It remains to be seen if Obama, who took issue with the president calling climate change a “hoax,” steps up his Trump shade game.
Speaking at a leadership forum in India last week, Obama took a subtle jab at Trump when he jokingly cautioned people to “think before you tweet.” As he discussed the Paris agreement to limit carbon emissions, which Trump pulled the U.S. out of, Obama got in another dig, saying “we have a little bit of a pause in American leadership.”
President Trump gave Obama all the incentive he may have needed when Bloomberg reported Monday that the Trump administration is disbanding an interagency panel created by Obama to help cities deal with the effects of climate change.
A quick scan of social media shows Chicagoans may have other things on their minds, other than warm weather.
“The only thing warming in Chicago are gun barrels,” one social media user tweeted.
Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter.
Climate change is based on computer models that are skewed. That's a fact, it's a money grab that they will tax you. Obama needs to go home. He had a chance at be president and blew it.
— Katy Dwyer (@KatyKory) December 5, 2017
The only thing warming in Chicago are gun barrels. Obama is lost as usual.
— soulstealer (@CHI2COL) December 5, 2017
600 homicides so far and we talk climate change.
— Tina Bakke (@cubsmomma23) December 5, 2017
Did he ride his bike??? Or fly in private jet??? pic.twitter.com/BoOuAo6TDu
— Karl (@Kebrinks) December 5, 2017
climate change of gun violence in Chicago?
— ♥️North Carolina♥️ (@_North_Carolina) December 5, 2017
Has obama ever taken a science course? What qualifies him to speak on the subject?
— Mark (@ClearSkies55) December 5, 2017
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