President Obama has got to be feeling pretty good right about now. All those naysayers who whined about things like the color of his suit or his wife’s sleeveless dress are now stuck in the biggest predicament of their lives. Trump’s followers are getting hit pretty hard by Trump’s attack on Medicare, Medicaid, and welfare, and the rich Republican politicians who have been aiding and abetting him all this time are finding themselves as people of interest in a federal investigation.
Obama has been relatively quiet about the goings-on in Washington since he left office, only chiming in when his opinion is asked, or when he finds it pertinent enough to take to his Twitter page to address the world. Now, however, Obama’s got jokes.
The beloved ex-president joked while speaking at a tech conference in Las Vegas Thursday:
“And there wasn’t any malicious intent, which is why I didn’t have scandals, which seems like it shouldn’t be something you brag about,” Obama joked at the conference hosted by identity security company Okta on Wednesday. “But actually, if you look at the history of the modern presidency, coming out of the modern presidency without anybody going to jail is really good. It’s a big deal.”
Obama threw another little jab at Trump when he said this, according to Business Insider:
“Before you start wanting to change everything, spend time talking to people you want to change or whose lives are going to be disrupted.”
“If they feel heard” and you’ve established a rapport, he said, you have a better chance of getting them on board with the change and to “be partners” to make the new plan successful. So listening is “a good starting point.”