Obama Just Made Many American Hearts Stop With 9 Unimaginable Words
Barack Obama certainly seems to delight in traveling abroad and taking potshots at his country and his political rivals — making the kind of remarks many would no doubt consider unpresidential in a foreign setting. Obama also seems to demonstrate an acute lack of awareness that, in leveling these kinds of critiques and letting loose with off-the-cuff comments while visiting other countries and mingling with other leaders, he does the very thing he claims to find objectionable in others.
While on his African tour, the president left his Ethiopian counterpart standing awkwardly and uncomfortably silent in front of the international press corps while Obama launched into a blistering critique of Republican White House hopefuls. As the Associated Press reported in an article carried on Yahoo! News, Obama took an abrupt detour from the reason for the joint appearance with Ethiopia’s leader and went hyper-political as he slammed Republicans Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
“Obama’s comments marked his most direct engagement in the race to succeed him,” according to the AP account of the president’s near-meltdown while on foreign soil. “Until now, he’s largely limited his commentary to policy differences with Republicans, often sidestepping the names of specific candidates.”
The president was particularly angry at his opponents’ attempts to derail the Iran nuclear agreement he has fought so long to negotiate and now finds himself having to defend against powerful pushback.
But the Obama overseas comment that would likely get the most attention and raise the most eyebrows among conservatives who can’t wait for the president to leave office was what he said about running again. Fox News notes that Obama went “off-script” on Tuesday as he addressed the African Union — it was a spontaneous, self-serving boast that apparently included a rather odd reference to his own wealth.
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