Former President Obama seems to still be carrying around a chip on his shoulder and he doesn’t seem to mind using it to stir the pot during contentious times.
Without offering any new solutions, Obama discussed how the world “badly needs remaking” during a talk at the Obama Foundation summit in Chicago on Monday, the Daily Mail reported.
Issues like climate change, education and agriculture are easy to solve, Obama insisted, claiming they are “not nearly as complicated as they are made out to be.”
Obama argued that “mommy issues” and “racism” have gotten in the way of solving the world’s problems, and while never directly mentioning President Donald Trump by name, many thought the dig was aimed at him.
Obama takes shot at Trump: “we are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism, mommy issues” pic.twitter.com/MS5LoIc3rF #maga
— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) November 20, 2018
Here we go…
Obama goes LOW…
Suggests Trump has “Mommy Issues”….https://t.co/qENHq1Kdv9
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) November 20, 2018
Do you think Obama went too far? https://t.co/QuPm3HgqTL
— Western Journal (@WestJournalism) November 20, 2018
“The reason we don’t do it is because we are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate and anger and racism,” he said, referring to working on making the world better.
This from the divisive president who wrote an autobiography titled “Dreams from My Father.”
WHAT ABOUT CHICAGO?
There is no record of Eggers asking Obama why it would be so easy to fix the world and not the former president’s hometown of Chicago, where Obama spent more than a decade working as a community activist and legislator. https://t.co/zcrUN40uYQ
— Covfefe Israela (@loladeantonia26) November 20, 2018
In a conversation with Dave Eggers on Monday, Obama also seemed to imply that America was a better place before Trump became president. He reportedly remarked that if one could choose a time and place to be born, it would certainly be the United States, the Daily Mail reported.
HAPPENING NOW: Former Pres. Barack Obama speaks at Obama Foundation summit in Chicago. https://t.co/taXyJ72DD1
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 19, 2018
“If you had to be born at any moment in human history, and you didn’t know ahead of time whether you were going to be Black, white, Asian, Latino, that you didn’t know what country you were from, whether you’re male, female, gay, straight…you’d choose now,” Obama said.
“Or maybe two years ago,” he quipped, prompting laughter from the audience.
He also addressed the need for change and what holds it back.
“What prevents us from implementing most of the things that we would probably collectively agree would make the world better is not an absence of technical solutions. It’s because there are humans involved,” he said.
Twitter users weighed in on which president seemed to really be the one with the “issues.”
People raised by single moms (i.e. people with mommy issues) vote overwhelmingly for the Left.
Also a bit of psychological projection here on the part of Obama, for sure.
— Beelzebub’s Tesseract (@CJHerod) November 20, 2018
WTH are “mommy issues”?
— Ron Crowe (@RonCrowe1) November 20, 2018
He’s the ex-President. Seemingly with ‘being the ex-President’ issues.
— John Welsh (@John1_Welsh) November 20, 2018
This is coming from an failed former President who cannot seperate himself from attention and whinning about how he COULD have been successful. Get him a box of tissues…and a chair next to Acosta. Sit down…you are no longer in the oval office.
— Ginger64 (@glee_64) November 20, 2018
u just keep popping up reminding us how lucky we are now.
— aisling (@ellenintheville) November 20, 2018
You have to ask what are the intentions of a former president speaking out and trashing a sitting president. It’s damaging and divisive for the country and has never ever been done before in modern history. Divide and conquer is part of marxism. Right out of the playbook.
— ??Freedom?? (@katwoman426) November 20, 2018
Considering he set race relation back decades, he should know.
— I Ben Good (@ibengood) November 20, 2018
What a bitter person.
— Denny Loggins (@DerpFlannel) November 20, 2018
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