Barack Hussein Obama never misses an opportunity to take a jab at President Trump, no matter how low the hit is.
Unlike other certain Trump-haters, Obama usually opts to carefully veil his shots at our president rather than directly attacking Donald Trump by name, and I’m not sure if this is better or worse than being upfront about insults aimed at President Trump.
It’s certainly rather cowardly.
In any case, former president Obama trash-talked President Trump yet again on Wednesday during a tech conference, where he snidely disguised his attack on Trump as “advice” for being president.
Obama commented that presidents should “make sure you have a team with a diversity of opinion sitting around you,” then said,
“The other thing that’s helpful is not watching TV or reading social media. Those are two things I would advise, if you’re our president, not to do. It creates a lot of noise and clouds your judgment.”
Of course, President Trump is well-known for using Twitter to make announcements and give insights about presidential affairs, and Obama's advice not to use social media as a president is an apparent attack on President Trump for choosing to do so.
Axios has an overview of Barack Obama's apparent snipe at President Trump for using social media:
Former President Barack Obama said at a tech conference Wednesday that one key to his decision-making was relying on staff and surrounding himself with a diversity of viewpoints, before adding:
"The other thing that is helpful is not watching TV or reading social media."
Why it matters: Obama has largely avoided major criticisms of President Trump, but he used his comments at a conference for Splunk, a company that helps businesses make sense of their data, to draw a contrast between the two administrations.
- Obama admitted during his speech that he made mistakes in hiring. "I won’t say we enforced perfectly the 'no-jerk rule,' but its a pretty good rule. I won’t say who violated that rule."
- He then added: "I'm proud of the fact we didn’t have indictments. I’ve said that before but that is pretty rare in modern day." Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation resulted in the indictments of 6 former Trump advisers.
Business Insider also said:
If you're the president of the United States, Barack Obama has two important tips to help make good decisions.
The former US president spoke about his decision-making process on Wednesday at an event in San Francisco organized by the data-analysis company Splunk.
First, Obama said, you should "make sure you have a team with a diversity of opinion sitting around you."
"The other thing that's helpful is not watching TV or reading social media," he said. "Those are two things I would advise, if you're our president, not to do. It creates a lot of noise and clouds your judgment."