The art of fundraising is getting people in the mood to open their checkbooks, and with various parts of the world on fire at any given time, including right here in America, that task becomes all the more difficult for President Obama in his role as fundraiser in chief.
Appearing at a pair of fundraisers Friday, the president had to soften donors up with a healthy dose of optimism, or the best facsimile he can muster. He did this by saying “the world’s always been messy,” adding that we’re only noticing it because of social media.
In series of tweets, CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller gave us a blow-by-blow of Obama’s remarks:
“If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart,” Pres Obama told Dem donors, citing ISIL, Russia and Ukraine. — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 29, 2014
Pres Obama said “The world’s always been messy … we’re just noticing now in part because of social media.” — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 29, 2014
“We will get through these challenging times just like we have in the past,” the pres told Dem contributors.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 29, 2014
As you can imagine, Obama’s comment did not go over well on social media. Twitter users had a field day responding, as seen here:
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