Most former presidents have enough class to retreat from the spotlight after they have left office and allow their successors to lead the country unchallenged. Unfortunately, former President Barack Obama has no class, and he has instead spent the past year traveling the world bashing President Donald Trump.
This week, during an interview with David Letterman, Obama once again spoke out about the president and cast doubt on the legitimacy of last year’s election. CNN reported that during the interview, Obama ranted about Russia and slammed Fox News as he desperately tried to make Trump look bad.
“What the Russians exploited, but it was already here, is we are operating in completely different information universes,” Obama told Letterman. “If you watch Fox News you are living on a different planet than you are if you listen to NPR.”
“One of the biggest challenges to our democracy is the degree to which we don’t share a common baseline of facts,” Obama continued. Being the self-centered egomaniac that he is, Obama went on to talk about the way he used social media in his 2007 presidential campaign.
“We were some of the earliest adapters of social media,” he said of his campaign staff. “And we were reliant on a bunch of 22- and 23-year-olds, and volunteers … they were communicating entirely through social media. We essentially built what ended up being the most effective political campaign probably in modern political history. So I had a very optimistic feeling about it. I think what we missed was the degree to which people who are in power … can in fact manipulate that and propagandize.”
Obama claimed that social media has led to political polarization, not acknowledging that it was he himself who divided our entire country like no leader had before.
“If you are getting all your information off algorithms being sent through phone and it’s just reinforcing whatever biases you have, which is the pattern that develops,” he said, “at a certain point, you just live in a bubble, and that’s part of why our politics is so polarized right now. I think it’s a solvable problem but I think it’s one we have to spend a lot of time thinking about.”
Clearly, Obama still can’t accept that he is no longer in the White House and therefore has no power. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.