On Monday, forever President Barack Obama took the stage at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago to discuss the country’s progression (or lack thereof) in regards to education, climate change and more. During the discussion, Obama also detailed the reasons behind our inability to progress in his absence, citing “hate,” “racism” and “mommy issues” as the leading contributors to the lack of effort.
Without mentioning Trump, Obama explained why he believed there wasn’t much being done to combat the issues surrounding education, climate change, agriculture and more, saying, “we are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism, mommy issues.”
Though Donald Trump has previously credited “much of what i’ve done and so much of what I’ve become” to his mother Mary MacLeod Trump, who died back in 2000, according to Daily Mail, his mother was greatly embarrassed of her son’s shenanigans in the ‘90s, most of which were highlighted in tabloids.
“What sort of son have I created?” She famously asked, after news of Trump’s affair with Marla Maples hit headlines.
“We are fraught with stuff, and so if that is the case, then the single most important thing we have to invest in is…people,” Obama continued of the current state of the country. “We have got to get people to figure out how they work together in a cooperative, thoughtful, constructive way.”
“What prevents us from implementing most of the things that we would probably collectively agree would make the world better is not the absence of technological solutions, it’s because there are humans involved and that the dynamics of the society,” he added, of making the world a better place. “Do we care about these kids? Because maybe we don’t…They look a little different to us.”
But, despite all the ruckus, Obama maintained his faith in the next generation, who he described as being “ahead of the curve.”
“The thing that inspires me whenever I come to these gatherings…is that this generation behind us is smarter, more sophisticated, more tolerant, more welcoming, more innovative, more creative, certainly than I was,” Obama said. “I’ll go ahead and speak for my whole generation, I think. Y’all are ahead of the curve. And you’re no less idealistic, in some ways, you’re more idealistic.”
“And you feel a greater sense of urgency about wrongs that need to be righted,” he added.