Former President Obama took the gloves off in his latest attack on President Donald Trump's character. In a veiled shot at Trump, Obama said the current President ignores climate change because he is "shrouded with hate" and has "mommy issues."
Obama took pot shots at President Trump during an appearance at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago on Monday night.
When the topic of global warming came up, Obama was particularly perturbed that Trump has no policy in place to address climate change.
Obama suggested that Trump didn't care about climate change because he was a hateful, angry racist with mommy issues.
"The reason we don't" invest in climate change policies, Obama said, "is because we are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism -- mommy issues."
His comments drew laughter from the partisan audience.
"I mean, we -- we are we are fraught with stuff," he continued, "And -- and so if that's the case then the single most important thing that we have to invest in is not all -- and look I'm a huge supporter of science and technological research and social science and, you know, evidence-based learning and all that good stuff. I’m, I'm -- people call me Spock for a reason, I believe in reason and logic and all these enlightenment values, but the thing that really we have to invest in is people. We got to get people to figure out how they work together -- in a -- you know, how do we get people to work together in a cooperative, thoughtful, constructive way."
He continued: "I was having a conversation with a friend, who was depressed about the current course of our country -- it's a conversation that happens a lot. I had to remind him that this is what happens. Societies are these incredibly complex, organic things that sometimes moves forward and sometimes takes a step back."
Calling climate change "a heavy burden," Obama spoke wistfully about going on "a grand adventure where you can literally remake the world right now because it badly needs remaking. If you could blindly choose when you wanted to be born, you'd choose now. Or -- maybe two years ago."
Obama didn't explain how Trump's mommy issues affected his inaction on climate change.
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