A meme has been spreading around Facebook and Twitter that shows a man, purportedly a Trump supporter, claiming that former President Barack Obama resigned in 2016 because he knew he would lose to Donald Trump.
I know, we are laughing too.
Here is the tweet that started it all:
A user named Tyler said, “Obama was too scared to run against trump because he knew trump would destroy him. That’s why Obama retired.”
Obama was too scared to run against trump because he knew trump would destroy him. That’s why Obama retired.
— Tyler (@tdacus) August 22, 2019 
Of course, we know that is not true. Obama served two terms as president, and the 22nd Amendment states that two terms is the maximum.
So Obama couldn’t have ran again, even if he wanted to. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ran against Trump, and sadly, lost. (Although still won the popular vote.)
Tyler then doubled down:
Libs mad at me for staring proven facts. They can’t handle that Obama retired in 2016 because he knew trump would win.
— Tyler (@tdacus) August 26, 2019 
Now, is Tyler a troll? An idiot? We don’t really know.
But Twitter sure had some fun with him:
I'll have to assume this is satire because no one can be this dumb.
— 🌊 Cyndia BLUE "Unstable Genius" 🆘 (@malinablue) August 27, 2019 
He served 2 terms. That's the legal limit, brain trust.
— Emotional Support Martinis (@Michele_Wyatt66) August 27, 2019 
Um…what?! pic.twitter.com/7L7XAwUVKB 
— Jessie M (@Jell0wYell0w) August 27, 2019 
I know you're not likely to have read any Amendment other than the 2nd. Try reading the 22nd.
— CowboysFanGreg 🆘️#Harris/Klobuchar2020 (@GregCowboys) August 27, 2019 
Hey, guys. A two-term president resigned and didn’t even bother telling anyone. He’s so slick… https://t.co/au0g26d627 
— Jeremy London (@SirJeremyLondon) August 27, 2019 
And here we have another rocket scientist Trumpster. 🙄 https://t.co/qb22V482aS 
— Qrys 🇪🇺 (@QrysBinThynkn) August 27, 2019