President Obama Friday morning ridiculed Donald Trump’s claim to be a populist, saying that Trump had been trying to join the global elite his whole life. From remarks Obama gave during a rally for Hillary Clinton in Cleveland:
This is a guy who spent all his time hanging around, trying to convince everybody he was a global elite. Talking about how great his buildings are, how luxurious and how rich he is and flying around everywhere. All he had time for was celebrities. And now, suddenly, he’s acting like he’s a populist out there. “Man, I’m gonna fight for working people.” Come on, man.You wanna know what somebody’s gonna do? Look what they’ve been doing their whole lives.
Obama weighs in on Trump’s “conspiracy” speech — “COME ON, MAN!” pic.twitter.com/x9nJrpnuRE
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 14, 2016
Barack Obama is also a self-proclaimed populist and man of the people, whose populism was bred at the Punahou School in Honolulu, Occidental College, Columbia University, and Harvard Law School. As for “Look what they’ve been doing their whole lives,” it’s a good point. Obama has been a politician and has been talking and writing about himself. These are, you might have noticed, traits he carried with him into the White House.
H/T Washington Examiner.