The president just said Americans are “shrouded with hate,” full of “racism,” and suffering from “mommy issues.” No, not President Trump. Otherwise, this would be on every network in the country. Including the Hallmark Channel. No President Obama said Americans are shrouded with hate, full of racism, and suffering from mommy issues. During an interview at the Obama Foundation. About… squints at notes… the dangers of climate change?
So when people claim we’ve never had a more divisive president than Donald Trump, the line to kiss my ass forms to the right.
Obama’s sentiment is why so many people dislike him. If Obama were talking about political rhetoric and our current political climate, his insults would still be a dick move. But not all that different from his “clinging to guns and religion” comment.
Instead, Obama insulting Americans came in a speech about why a lot of Americans don’t take climate change seriously (see Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Compares Climate Change to Nazi Germany and Stevie Wonder Tries Linking Aretha Franklin’s Death with Climate Change). He jumped from that all the way to hate and racism. That’s the Obama default position: disagree with him, you’re a racist. Hate and mommy issues are the only possible excuse for having an opposing viewpoint. But unity. Let’s unite, you guys.
Eight years of Obama pushing this hateful rhetoric on his low information base is how we got Antifa, college snowflakes, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. We’re not all that sad about bug-eyes, though. She’s a funny one. But Obama’s hate is more responsible for “our current political climate” than anything our current president tweets.