Former President Barack Obama recently spoke at the Obama Foundation summit. The summit was held on Monday at the Mariott Marquis hotel in Chicago. During his remarks, the former president discussed some of the most significant issues facing today’s world. Those issues include climate change, education, agriculture among others.
Obama said that the solutions to these problems are not as far out of reach as many believe them to be. The former president suggested, without mentioning the current president’s name, that today’s problems have gone unresolved because of “hate, anger, racism, mommy issues.”
President Obama said, “the reason we don’t do it is because we are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism, mommy issues.” Since leaving the White House, Obama has been intentional about refraining from openly criticizing the current president.
Obama’s tone changed during the campaign leading up to this month’s midterm elections that saw control of the House of Representatives shift to the Democrats. During the campaign, Obama asked, “What happened to the Republican Party?” He also directly blamed Trump, by name, for “capitalizing” on “fear and anger.” He said that Trump is a “symptom, not the cause” of what ails the nation.
The former president’s suggestion that Trump has “mommy issues” after Trump himself has given credit to his mother, who died in 2000, for “so much of what I’ve done and so much of what I’ve become.”
For her part, Mary McLeod Trump seemed dismayed with her son’s outlandish public behavior during the 1990s. During that time, Donald Trump’s personal life, and business failings were on full display.
Trump’s mother reportedly once asked his first wife, Ivana, “What sort of son have I created?” Ivana and Donald Trump had a highly publicized and bitter divorce after his affair with Marla Maples became public.
— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) November 20, 2018