Standing in front of a crowd in a Milwaukee high school gymnasium on Friday, ex-president Barack Obama targeted his succesor Donald Trump's tenure in office, slamming the GOP and the commander-in-chief for “making stuff up.”
While Obama didn't mention Trump by name, he cited the president's recent remark that he would pass a tax cut before the midterm elections slated for November 6.
Obama: "The president said he'd pass a middle-class tax cut before the next election. Congress isn't even in session. He just makes it up… That is not spin… That's lying." (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/6Q57AZSxVG— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) 26 октября 2018 г.
Obama went on to tell the crowd that “Congress isn’t even in session! He just makes it up!”
While encouraging people to vote for Democrats, he took aim at the Republicans, attacking them for what he branded as “blatant” and “shameless” on the issue of health care.
“What we have not seen before… is politicians just blatantly, repeatedly, baldly, shamelessly, lying. Making stuff up,” he said.
And while the former president of the United States was busy accusing his successor of outright lies, Internet users remained vigilant, as usual.
Seemingly annoyed by the speech, many reminded Obama of his era lies, including his promise to renegotiate NAFTA, to close the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay once and for all, as well as to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan…
I mean, look — obviously Obama did not shamelessly lie in the way Trump does on a daily basis. But he pledged to do a ton of things (renegotiate NAFTA, hold Wall St accountable, public option, walk picket line) that he later made clear he had absolutely no intention of doing.— David Sirota (@davidsirota) 26 октября 2018 г.
"Pull out of Afghanistan, free political prisoners in Gitmo, do something — ANYTHING — about climate change."— David 🌹 Yomtov (@Liebchen59) 27 октября 2018 г.
Are you kidding me? The biggest liar of them all! Wire tapping, $$ on the tarmac, Benghazi, Health care "you can keep your doctor". The problem is, nothing has happened to anyone yet, no one has been indicted so he continues to lie because he has no fear of it.— DazzyDi (@DazzyDi) 27 октября 2018 г.
“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what,” – Obama's now-infamous line related to health insurance changes under the Affordable Care Act read.
Obama on campaign trail preaching against politicians lying. How ironic. Did he forget: If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance. And, he called it the "Affordable Care Act" to allege lower costs. ALL LIES— Terry W. Despoy (@DespoyTerry) 27 октября 2018 г.
"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." Hmmmm. Serious Obama policy, serious lie. Blatant, bald, shameless lying. And he is still at it.— Jeff Lord (@realJeffreyLord) 26 октября 2018 г.
But in 2013, several million people received health insurance cancellation letters for noncompliance with the recently enacted federal healthcare law.
Making stuff up, like the $2,500 per year savings that the average family was going to see from the laughably-named "Affordable" Care Act.https://t.co/VhrCpaMDtv— Soquel by the Creek (@SoquelCreek) 26 октября 2018 г.
During his two-hour-long speech at the University of Illinois in September, he slammed Donald Trump for politicizing the Department of Justice, unraveling the social safety net and busting the budget with a tax-cut bill he claimed would result in more inequality.
He also added that Trump’s claimed achievements in lowering the unemployment rate were unfounded:
"Let's just remember when this recovery started. I have to kind of remind them those jobs numbers are kind of the same as they were in 2015 and 2016.”
At the time, Trump responded to the verbal attack that the speech bored him to sleep: “I'm sorry. I watched it, but I fell asleep. I found he's very good — very good for sleeping.”