Recent Speaking Event Features Barack Obama Firing More Shots At Donald Trump

As a general rule of thumb, former presidents fade quietly out of the spotlight once their successor has been sworn in. While it’s somewhat of an unwritten rule, it’s understood by most folks that it’s the best course of action. The new president deserves the opportunity to get established without facing criticism from their predecessor or feeling the need to look over their shoulder. That seems like a simple enough concept, but it’s anything but that right about now.

As the Daily Mail shares, former President Barack Obama is not following the example established by a plethora of former commanders-in-chief. He continues to make the rounds on the speaking circuit, and he finds a way to take a shot at President Donald Trump virtually every single time. You would think that earning a pretty penny to deliver a speech would be enough to satisfy Obama, but that doesn’t appear to be the case at all.

Obama was at it again on Tuesday while delivering some remarks at an event hosted by the Montreal Board of Trade. Roughly 6,000 people were in attendance to hear the former president’s words of wisdom. While they would certainly hear some, they would also hear numerous veiled shots at the current administration.

While Obama didn’t name names while doing so, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that he’s attempting to portray Trump in the worst light possible. Some highlights include his reference to “extreme nationalism and xenophobia" and the politics of "us-versus-them,” and that America is now a place “where we don't just have disagreements based on our opinions, but now people are just disagreeing on facts.”

In fairness to the former president, that’s an assessment that a countless number of observers have offered up, but he also could have left it there and let those remarks speak for themselves. He didn’t. Obama would proceed to point out how awful things are with a new sheriff in town.

“And we're in an environment where we are only accepting information that fits our opinions, instead of basing our opinions on the facts that we receive. And evidence and reason and logic,” he said.

Once again, no names were named, but it’s not too hard to see what Obama was driving at. To further demonstrate how awful things are these days, he took some time to address the hot-button issue of the Paris Climate Change agreement. The US entered the agreement under his watch, and Trump has recently backed out of it. New president, new decision - but Obama still felt the need to point out that Trump made a bad call.

“We have shown that environmental sustainability and economic progress are not contradictory, but are complementary,” he said.

Obama makes a boatload of cash every time he appears with a microphone in his hands, and that’s perfectly fine no matter how egregious the sums of money may seem. He’s a private citizen now, and people are willing to pay him a lot of money to hear what he has to say. There are few people who would pass up a similar opportunity.

That being said, it would be lovely if he could deliver those remarks without sticking his beak into the current political environment. Former President George W. Bush had no problem doing that for Obama, and it’s not asking too much for him to show the same respect that was afforded to him.

Source: Daily Mail
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