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Obama Says Trump Using Racist Names for Coronavirus ‘Pi**es Him Off’
Welcome back President Barack Obama, always happy to hear from either half of our favorite American couple.
Obama did a fundraiser with Joe Biden recently and shared his thoughts on Donald Trump’s propensity for calling COVID “Kung Flu.” President Obama is known to be a guy that is slow to anger. He’s cerebral, understated, the “no drama” guy rhyming with “Obama.” It is noteworthy when he appears to go off on a subject. According to Mediaite:
According to the New York Times, Obama said, “I don’t want a country in which the president of the United States is actively trying to promote anti-Asian sentiment and thinks it’s funny. I don’t want that. That still shocks and pisses me off.”
In the article published on Sunday, the New York Times also reported that Obama had told an aide Trump has “no idea what he’s doing,” after a meeting between the two in 2016, and that Obama has been “so determined to avoid uttering the new president’s name that one aide jokingly suggested they refer to him as ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’ — Harry Potter’s archenemy, Lord Voldemort.”
Leave it to the “cool president” to make a point like that and even drop a Harry Potter reference right on top. He can be sure that it will go flying over the heads of the Trump campaign. They seem to take a perverse pride in knowing nothing and never reading or educating themselves. Reading is for the “elites.”
It is hard to imagine the depth of despair Obama must have felt upon meeting Trump and realizing that Trump truly doesn’t have any idea what he’s doing. As president, Obama powered his rocket-fueled intellect into every aspect of the job. It didn’t always work, but it was never for lack of effort, nor inability to understand. It probably both broke his heart to have worked so hard for the country only to see it being taken over by a moron who can’t spell “G8.” It also probably scared the living shit out of him.
We can take heart in the fact that Obama’s best friend, Joe Biden, looks to be about to unseat “he who must not be named.” It would appear obvious that Biden will lean heavily upon Obama’s advice and counsel as he tries to build the nation back up. The two of them will use every magic trick, potion, spell, and black magic to get the country back to where it belongs.
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