Graduation Video: Obama slams Trump’s presidency then exhorts college seniors

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Obama addresses college graduates.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

CHICAGO — Let’s call ’em the Class of COVID-19! Whilom President Barack Obama took the gloves off Saturday afternoon while exhorting thousands of college graduates during a YouTube commencement ceremony. While delivering an oration on “Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition,” the quondam Commander-in-Chief lambasted President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2-hour valedictory was also transmitted via Facebook and Twitter.

In addition to besmirching Trump’s presidency, Obama illuminated the congressional ineptitude that engirdles the White House. “More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing,” he ranted.

“A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge.”

Moments later, Obama sunk his teeth into the February execution of negro jogger Ahmaud Arbery; an ex-convict shot dead by two white men in Brunswick, Georgia. The gunmen — Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis, 34 — told investigators Ahmaud fit the profile of a serial burglar.

Greg, a former police officer, and Travis were arrested 3 months after the fact.

“Let’s be honest: A disease like [coronavirus] just spotlights the underlying inequalities and extra burdens that black communities have historically had to deal with in this country,” Obama explained.

“We see it in the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on our communities, just as we see it when a black man goes for a jog and some folks feel like they can stop and question and shoot him if he doesn’t submit to their questioning.”

“Injustice like this isn’t new,” he continued.

“What is new is that so much of your generation has woken up to the fact that the status quo needs fixing, that the old ways of doing things don’t work. If the world’s going to get better, it’s going to be up to you.”

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48 comments

  1. THIS is a leader and what a PRESIDENT is.

  2. I would have loved to see trump lose his mind when he heard obama give a great speech on how bad the orange peel is at being president. To me that would be priceless. The majority of America misses obama and wants the orange peel and his worshipers gone.

  3. Congrats class of 2020!!!! 🥳🥳🥳

  4. Good to hear from a president who really cared what a difference to now all trumps lies distractions aren’t going to matter he’s finished as president the only place he’s going is to levenworth where he belongs .Its to bad president Obama can’t run again .

  5. christopher benning

    We miss#44 ❤️🤦🏾‍♂️!

  6. Yes he speaks well and is respectful, but what did he actually achieve? Trump can be a bombastic loudmouth but he is prepared to stick his neck out and be positive, a good leadership trait in my opinion.

  7. Yet again, Obama, our former “Emperor in Chief”, demonstrates how much of a ‘classless’ ideologue he really is……Wrong speech, wrong venue, wrong critique!

  8. Costeño Salao

    Sorry, but i can’t take obama seriously after he supported Dimentia Joe Biden to be the nominee. After trump, we deserve better.

  9. Mr. Obama continues to show himself to be a classless partisan who diminishes and degrades the status of former President.

  10. Corporate sellout. You lied to all of us and chose to be a celebrity instead of actually changing anything. Waste of a movement.

  11. This Moron does not even know what he is talking about he is a dity Rotten Communist Looser.

  12. II Profound II

    This is how a LEADER SPEAKS.

  13. #ObamaGate
    Worst president in history!
    TRAITOR!

  14. Wonderful message to the graduates, heck it’s a great message for all of us

  15. Why doesn’t he talk about not stocking up when he was president? Democrats do not see their faults but others. All other presidents stayed away from politics after their term is up. But Obama still has not let go. He is trying to distract attention from sleepy Biden sexual accusation and Flynn’s scandal titled Obamagate.

  16. Funny how he did nothing for the people, especially the poor and blacks of America while in office. I’ll give it to him, he’s great at speeches and has the ability to make people think he cares but his lack in office for 8yrs has been louder than words. He needs to be quiet and sit down in a corner right now because he’s not the President or anything else for that matter. If he had cared so much, he would have thought beyond lining his pockets and his constant vacations and high living off tax payers backs. He did nothing for America during 8yrs except give out wonderful speeches and his parade for his over indulgent wife.

  17. The worst President in the history of US.

  18. Drizzle Raindry

    The last person these kids need advice from is a man that was happy to accept the Nobel peace prize while continuously bombing the Middle East. If you love Obama, you are no better than anyone who likes trump. At least trump hasn’t killed as many innocents.

  19. Obama, the hater-in-chief. Back to give Pelosi/Schumer a refresher course in hate.

  20. TEAM IN DISTRESS!

    It’s easy to say what should have been done when your not there. Obama should criticize the rest of the world’s slow response all due to China’s neglect of the situation.

  21. That’s deep Mr President🇱🇷👨🏿‍🎓👩🏻‍🎓

  22. ENOUGH with you divisive talk. Obama did more to cause racial disparity, where there was none, than any politician ever to hold office. He found ‘color’ differences in everything, causing resentment and anger … and even now, he continues to do the same.

    Get this Obama … we are ONE in America. Color does not differentiate us anymore. Take your pigeon holed politics elsewhere.

  23. I miss this man so much

  24. Connie P leonard

    Worst President in American History . I was raised up in a Democrat’ voting Home . This man is one of the reason I would never vote for another Democrat..If your a Muslim he’s your man ,Oh wait but not a Sunni Muslim ..If you’re a Christian or a Jew .he has no use for you . Before you call me racist . I voted for Ben Carson in the Primary before he dropped out……

  25. Obummer just speak against president Trump but have not saying anything about China or anything about more than 80 thousands american deaths.

  26. Obama Has NO Idea how He would have dealt with this crisis. He is Low to criticize what he doesn’t know anything about like ALL of us. We’re in this Together. Leave it to him to tear it Apart. oboma is Terrible to Criticize in the United States lowest times.

  27. Barack Obama tells graduating seniors….”Our public schools have prepared you for a free phone… if you wear a Sombrero you get free healthcare… go get em…”

  28. Adelia Rollins

    This is how I expect a President to speak…hopeful, motivating, inclusive. We love you President Obama!

  29. A True Leader.

  30. He had 8 years to “fix” things. He didn’t. As far as the virus thing is concerned, a high number of black folks live in crowded urban areas, so it is natural they get more infectious problems. Duh!

  31. America how could you go from President Obama to what you now have in the White House? The world would love to know.

  32. obama is the man

  33. Carter Heninger

    I don’t care who you are you cannot get mad at this speech he is doing what our leader is not. Comforting the american people during this hard time.

  34. Tina Grzeczkowski

    Wow, very classy of Obama to give such an uplifting speech to graduates 🙄 Not the time or place to make a low-blow. Showing his true colors.

  35. Douglas Tunnell

    SCUM BAG.

  36. TheReal CloroxBleach

    I almost forgot what it’s like to have a president

  37. Kandice Stehlik

    Thanks Obama! 🤣 But really, thanks Obama 🥰 WE MISS YOU! 💗💗

  38. As much as i didn’t agree with some of obama’s political moves, i miss having an actual well-spoken and coherent president.

  39. No Dinner For Sinners

    I see right through you . !! Obamanation is what you are .! You and your father the devil will fail. Praise Jesus 🙏. Don’t fall for that serpents 👅!!

  40. Worst president ever. Chief divider and a big liar.

  41. Obama looking old, thin and weak just like his legacy…

  42. legendary speech

  43. Ohhhh, he makes me so inspired, I’m actually crying! I miss President Obama and his family. What a great speech 😭😭💯

  44. Biggest Communist ever

  45. Makes me sad that he is getting old 🙁

  46. obama is the coolest president ever

  47. Eh, tbh I think the speech could’ve been better. Didn’t like it much, and I’m a part of the Class of 2020. Just felt it could’ve been written better.

  48. OUR REAL PRESIDENT 💖💖💖✊🏾✊🏿✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻

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