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Obama: Trump a Populist? “Come on, Man”

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.

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.

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38 Responses to Obama: Trump a Populist? “Come on, Man”

  1. People of his type are threatened by self starting, truly successful others that enter their sphere. They consider it an invasion, a threat to their credibility, so they do what narcissist do: berate and diminish the newbie to make yourself look better.

    Pathetic.

    H

  2. Come on, man. You wanna know what somebody’s gonna do? Look what they’ve been doing their whole lives.”

    That’s rich. Coming from a two-bit, community agitator.

    Freakin’ punk.

  3. He has a point about observing how people act.
    Hell, we’ve been looking at him for the past eight years and all we ever see is a lazy, self indulgent, feckless, b.s. artist, dilettante who is a “wanna be” elite globalist. The Pretend President.

  4. Last comment of the day. I seem to be overexposed on some threads and I don’t like it anymore than you guys or Keith probably.

    That said, let me leave with this. No matter what we think of Trump there is much that he has exposed. And you cannot be any more clear about the collusion of the media with the Clintons and the Democrats than he is here. And if people hear nothing else then at least they will have heard this. Loud and Clear.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/10/13/trump-hammers-media-vows-lawsuit-ny-times-west-palm-beach-rally/

  5. Someone who is “caught on tape saying things that no decent person would even think, much less say, much less brag about, much less laugh about or joke about, much less act on…oh, that’s too much, that’s enough.”

    Barack’s words, aimed at Trump. Funny how these words are even more apropos for the very people he listens to, wouldn’t let his daughters listen to, has praised and hosted at the White House, and even allowed to play in the Situation Room.

    Hey Barack. Clean up your own house (that you did not build).

    • P.S. Did you know that several creatures have been named for Obama?

      Included are a wafer trapdoor spider, blood fluke, darter, extinct lizard, puff bird and parasitic worm. (WIKI)

  6. Can’t stand him. Just got my annual health insurance premium increase…I’m self-employed, and it’s going up from $367/month to $450/month…and the deductible is increasing from $5500 to $6500! When I started out on my own eight years ago, I was paying $125/month with a $2000 deductible!

    “If you like your plan you can keep your plan”…my plan has changed/disappeared in each of the past four years now. F- him!

  7. The Obama administration has proven itself to the Trojan Horse of this nation.
    The enemy for the last 8 years was allowed into this country by stealth and a congress that refused to vet him.

    The recent speech in Cleveland is just a minor example of what we are in for once he is out of office.
    He is not going away, nor will the MSM allow him to go away.

    If Trump starts to accomplish the things that he is promising to do, and this country truly begins to turn around, we will see an onslaught from Obama that we have never seen before.

    With the recent Trump groping accusations, keep in mind that Obama, while running for the office of senate in Illinois, slandered his opponent for beating his wife.
    They had been divorced.
    The wife made a statement that that was not true however her statement was not aired until after Obama had secured the seat.

    Liberals are dirty and not immune to lying about their opponents.

    John Kennedy had many women in the WH while married.
    Ted Kennedy got away with murder.

    The alleged accusations that the liberals are putting out there on Trump from thirty years ago are nothing compared to what the Kennedy’s did, or Bill Clinton for that matter.

    This Country is in bad need of a fix.
    The Clinton’s are not the answer.

    • Amen and Amen.
      And to gracepc…do not censure yourself.
      You are not over exposed. The brave, the few, the proud…include you and AFVet and so many others here.
      We must speak “truth to power” in the words of Ms. Jarrett.
      If not now – when?
      I had a good life. Let me live this life or leave this life according to the Will of God.
      And let me be a beacon of hope and an example of the Loving Will of God to those generations that come after us.
      Thy will be done, Lord. Amen.

      • You are kind Aileen. Thanks.

        I got frustrated because everywhere I turned in those emails was just one more item of corruption, collusion, criminality and the in the gutter whore media will not INFORM the public. It flies in the face of every right we have to know what our government is doing.

  8. Sometimes when we criticize others we reveal the most about ourselves. Obama salivating his entire life to be a member of the global elite… come on man!

  9. This is the first time I have ever agree with Obama on anything. He’s right. Trump is no Populist.
    He is an elitist, a narcissist, an egotist…but a populist he is not.

    Trump has alienated nearly every demographic in this country. This is the first time in modern history that a Republican nominee has not garnered the vote of white, college educated women. Evangelicals are pulling out, along with Independents and, of course, Blacks and Hispanics.

    Populist? Hardly!

    • Hasn’t alienated me or my friends and colleagues or many others — so not every demographic. Just those members of every demographic who are going to vote for Hillary.

      And the Republican elite did a good job of taking themselves out of the running.

    • College degree, law degree, in my forties, and not alienated by Trump at all. Neither is my 77 year old mother, nor any of my female friends or neighbors. We all have two things in common – (1)We happen to be women, and (2)we absolutely despise Hillary Clinton.

  10. Top story on Drudge right now:

    “CIA Prepping for Possible Cyber Strike Against Russia”
    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cia-prepping-possible-cyber-strike-against-russia-n666636

    So Barry, the Wonder Goofball, gives the Russians a big heads up on what we are planning. This gives the Russians time to adjust, adapt and protect their activities. And there we have Barry’s idiotic approach to protecting the interests of the United States these issues in a nutshell.

    Obama better be careful. The Russians might retaliate and reveal very embarrassing details about what they know about him and Hillary, and they know plenty.

    • I don’t think clandestine and covert mean what Baby Dic thinks they mean. Putin’s is gonna be soooo surprised.

      If the Russians are responsible for the hacks, I can see a Hyuge hack coming Barack’s way…