On Friday, the moment we've all been waiting for finally arrived, and Barack Obama called out president Trump by name.
The former Democratic president was talking at a rally at the University of Illinois, and after 20 months of staying silent, he finally came out with a rallying cry of resistance, and called out the toxicity of the Trump administration.
Speaking to the gathered students, he said that he was there to speak as a fellow citizen, not a former president, and urged people to get out and vote in the midterms:
I’m here today because this is one of those pivotal moments where everyone of us as citizens of the United States need to determine who we are.
And as a fellow citizen, not as an ex-president, I’m here to deliver a simple message, and that is you need to vote because our democracy depends on it.
Former President Obama: "You need to vote because our democracy depends on it." https://t.co/Y410Sg8j9u
According to his communications director, Katie Hill, the former president has embarked on a nationwide journey to warn that this moment in our history is 'too perilous for Democratic voters to sit out,' reports The Independent.
And how, you may ask, did the current president respond to such a powerful, rousing, and momentous speech calling for justice and fighting against the status quo?
Just as you'd expect. Childishly.
Speaking at a rally, he said:
I watched it but I fell asleep. I’ve found he’s very good, very good for sleeping.
I think he was trying to take some credit... he was trying to take credit for this incredible thing that's happening to our country.
Many wondered whether the current president drifted off because he just couldn't cope with all the big words Obama used.
@TheBeatWithAri Because Obama uses full sentences and language that is higher than a kindergarten level.
— ❄🗽🌊Just a Florida Girl (@❄🗽🌊Just a Florida Girl)
@TheBeatWithAri Yeah, children always get bored when grownups use big words.