President Barack Obama is not holding back as he approaches the end of his last presidential term, he took jab after jab at the Republican 2016 presidential candidates during a Democratic fundraiser in Manhattan last night and the ingenious humor is undeniable.
“Have you noticed that every one of these candidates says, ‘Obama’s weak. Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he’s going to straighten out’?” Mr. Obama asked a crowd of Democratic donors in New York, referring to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
“And then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at a debate,” he added to huge applause from his partisan audience. “I mean, let me tell you,” he added with gleeful scorn, “if you can’t handle those guys, you know, then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you.”
And the GOP weren’t the only targets of Obama’s slam session; he let all of his conservative critics have it as he highlighted some of the important successes of his presidency that Republicans tend to ignore when they attack him.
“[T]hey occupy a different reality, it seems,” Obama said during the event that drew roughly 1,300 donors who paid between $500 and $10,000 to attend. “According to them, everything was really good in 2008 when we were going through the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes … This apparently, was the golden age that I messed up.”
He also spoke on the topic of climate change, one of his many initiatives that the Republicans write off as a “conspiracy.”
“If you go to 100 doctors and 99 of them tell you you have diabetes … you wouldn’t say, ‘Ahh, that’s a conspiracy, All 99 doctors got together with Obama to keep me from having bacon and donuts.’ You wouldn’t do that.”
He used the perfect amount of sarcasm and wit to make his comments really pack a punch. In other words, he went IN! And we enjoyed every minute of it, laughing and clapping along.
Check out a clip from Obama's impromptu roast of the GOP below!
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