Barack Obama is getting flat-out weird.
The former president, who along with his wife is busy amassing a vast fortune through speeches and books, has seen his legacy dismantled by President Trump — and he’s really getting steamed about it.
In a decade or two, there’ll be virtually no memory of what Obama did in the office (which for the record was not much). But what will be remembered is how pathetically petty the 44th president became after leaving office.
Obama appeared Monday at the Obama Foundation summit, held at the Mariott Marquis hotel in Chicago, and blasted Trump, calling him an angry racist who has “mommy issues.”
Of course, Obama didn’t have the nerve to attack Trump by name.
When the topic of global warming came up, Obama said: “The reason we don’t” invest in climate change policies “is because we are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism — mommy issues.”
“I mean, we — we are we are fraught with stuff,” Obama continued, “And — and so if that’s the case then the single most important thing that we have to invest in is not all — and look I’m a huge supporter of science and technological research and social science and, you know, evidence-based learning and all that good stuff. I’m — I’m — people call me Spock for a reason, I believe in reason and logic and all these enlightenment values, but the thing that really we have to invest in is people. We got to get people to figure out how they work together — in a — you know, how do we get people to work together in a cooperative, thoughtful, constructive way.”
“I was having a conversation with a friend, who was depressed about the current course of our country — it’s a conversation that happens a lot,” Obama said later. “I had to remind him that this is what happens. Societies are these incredibly complex, organic things that sometimes moves forward and sometimes takes a step back.”
“This is a heavy burden,” he said. “But what a joyous burden to have this grand adventure where you can literally remake the world right now because it badly needs remaking. If you could blindly choose when you wanted to be born, you’d choose now … Or — maybe two years ago.”
This coming from a guy with major daddy issues.