Obama To Make First Public Statement Since Leaving White House

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Ending a three-month period of silence since he left the White House on Jan. 20 - much of which was spent on vacation in Palm Springs, Calif., on a Caribbean island with English billionaire Richard Branson and at an exclusive resort in French Polynesia -  former president Barack Obama will make the first public appearance of his post-presidency on Monday when he speaks at an event in his hometown of Chicago, his office said.

According to a statement issued by his office, Obama will participate in a town hall-style discussion with young people on “community organizing and civic engagement” at the University of Chicago, near the site of his planned presidential library. "This event is part of President Obama’s post-presidency goal to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world," his office said in a statement.

The event is the beginning of Obama’s reentry into public life, the Hill notes.

The Chicago town hall comes just days before Trump's 100th day in office, but according to sources cited by The Hill, Obama isn’t expected to use his events to go after his successor.

“It’s not in anyone’s interest ... for [Obama] to become the face of the resistance or narrate the Trump presidency,” one person said earlier this month. “He’s acutely aware that when he speaks, he sucks up all the oxygen, and that suppresses the next generation of leaders from rising.”

Still, Obama has indirectly gone after Trump on several occasions, issuing statements praising protests against his travel ban and defending the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans attempted to repeal last month.

Obama is also scheduled to travel to Boston next month to accept the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He will also meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, in a visit that coincides with President Trump’s first overseas trip to a NATO summit in Belgium.

Yesterday, the former president also dipped his toe into international politics, phoning French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, the top challenger to Marine Le Pen and the favorite of Europe's pro-status quo establishment. In the past, Stephen Bannon, have praised Le Pen and her anti-immigration views.  According to a statement, Obama wished Macron the best during the call, which the French candidate posted to his Twitter account. But Obama's office said it did not amount to an endorsement, perhaps remembering the impact of his "endorsement" for the anti-Brexit forces last summer.

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2ndamendment's picture

No one actually expected this asshole to go away quietly, did they?

MagicHandPuppet's picture

"Em em em, uh uh uh, listen folks.  I'm not a crook!"


Deathrips's picture

I wish this dumbfuck would just die or something. Anything to shut his retarded mouth.



spastic_colon's picture

you didnt really think this a-holes ego would allow for that did you?

froze25's picture

Will he be explaining why he needed $60,000 worth of "succulent hot dogs"? -Thank you WikiLeaks.

Apparently his masters aren't done with him yet.

Where Are Trumps Tax Returns?

During a recent Trump stop, a heckler from the audience hollered, "Hey Trump, where are you hiding your tax returns?".

The Donald politely responded, "I've found a very secure place that I'm certain they won't be found".

The insistent heckle then shouted, "And just where is that, dummy?".

The Donald smiled and said, "They are underneath Obama's college records, his passport application, his immigration status as a student, his funding sources to pay for college, his college records, and his Selective Service registration. What's your next question?".

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

"I am divorcing that mean Wookie to marry my true love, Reggie."  "And Hillary(!) is an evil witch.  Thank Allah it didn't win."

(Insert  It's Raining Men by Aretha Franklin here...)

Heavy's picture

Obama was very much george bush jr jr

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

I'm not a huge Bush fan but I'd say more like Castro, Jr.

Heavy's picture

I wouldn't have thought of Castro as a watercolor aficionado...

CheapBastard's picture


Soweeto is announcing his engragement to Richard Branson after his divorce from Chewbacca is finalized.

On another note, Chewbacca and Valerie Jarrett will hook up after the divorce.

"All's well that ends well," some say.

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

Isn't Shitcongo where all that crazy shooting goes on constantly?

Barkey should be careful.

HowdyDoody's picture

"I look forward to a round of golf with my new buddy Drumpf"



pods's picture

"I'm a fag and my wife's really a man."

baghead's picture

He took a two month vacation away from his family.

PrayingMantis's picture

... Obumboclot ... please go away, already! ...

Yog Soggoth's picture

That's funny. Here is something that made me chuckle yesterday. For the first time in a while, Apr 19th, John Podesta tweeted "when they say it's about family it's never about family," about Chaffez, and the retweets are hilarious. 

John Podesta (@johnpodesta) | Twitter   Since Soetaro spent so much time with Branson I suppose we can assume he is into hotdogs as much as Barry. Ewww.
JRobby's picture

Time to gather and train the agitators and propagandists for the coming period of civil unrest............

BabaLooey's picture

FUCK OFF- you bullshbitting Teleprompter reading, Kenyian born FRAUD.

Only total fucking fools swallow your bullshit.

I say again - FUCK RIGHT OFF.

Froman's picture

I quietly root for a surface to air missle(s) to take out a charterd jet that Reggie, the Wookie, Soros, Hillary, Bill Maher, Michael Moore, Keith Olberman, Rachel Maddow, George Clooney, Cher, and Barbara Striesand are on heading to one of these "private island" retreats in Indoneisia and that ISIS claims responsibility.  

Yes, I know it has the likihood of one getting bitten by a regular bear, a polar bear, struck by lightning and winning the Power Ball lottery all in the same day but a guy can dream. 

takeaction's picture

As good as it gets...Thank you Internets...OKI DOKE....LOL   A smile for your day...


Raffie's picture

Like the world needs to hear the TURD talk.

I'm sure it will be about how President Trump is misleading people to think Islam is bad and blah blah blah...

JRobby's picture

You got it! Everyone is our brother! Everyone can come and be part of the American Dream!

Even if you don't want to recognize our flag and language! 

Even if you want to change our laws to be aligned with your religious beliefs! 

Even if you bring a machine gun and some bombs to public places!

All are welcome!

Mementoil's picture

Let's hope some dark secret about his presidency gets exposed, he gets publicly shamed, forced to crawl beneath a rock and never show his face again.

SilverRoofer's picture

He makes a public statement in my toilet every morning when I drop him and his family off at the pool

drendebe10's picture

Fukda illegal Indonesian kenyan alien muslim fudgepacker imbecile. STFU u traitorous pathological liar turd.

sgt_doom's picture

"I did not have sex with that woman."  --- Barack Obama

"Oopsy, sorry, wrong subject of the day!"  --- Barack Obama, later . . .

HRClinton's picture

"Miss me?  Wait a few weeks or months. There's a time delay when Agent Orange is applied."

jerseychris's picture

Just back from the hajisuckadickathon and into the arms of the gorilla.

nonutn's picture

Your dope smoking ass was fired . Go back to Kenya and patch thigdup. Oh, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

nonutn's picture

Your dope smoking ass was fired . Go back to Kenya and patch thigdup. Oh, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

nonutn's picture

Your dope smoking ass was fired . Go back to Kenya and patch thigdup. Oh, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Arnold's picture

I killed Osama bin Laden.


aloha_snakbar's picture

It is my fervent wish that the goofball known as "The Kenyan Teflon Faggot' catches a flesh eating bacteria in his anus...

WillyGroper's picture

wonder why they're still keeping up the pretense?

this guy is funny as hell.


Takemine2go's picture

Time to blame Bush again? 

LawsofPhysics's picture

Oh brother...

Look, don't go away mad, just please go away...

Aubiekong's picture

"hahaha, you suckers...."

activepatriot's picture

Piece of human garbage

ToSoft4Truth's picture

What's the difference between Obama policy and Trump policy? 

froze25's picture

Largest one so far is immigration and deportation.

"After the election I will more flexibility" -Obama caught on a hot mic talking to Putin.

lester1's picture

Obama spied on Trump for over a year and found NOTHING. Zero. No Russian collusion !!

Is Valarie Jarrett still living with him in DC ??

runswithscissors's picture

Shouldn't obunga's  presidential library be located in Kenya...not in any of the 57 states?

BitchesBetterRecognize's picture

Obama is going to talk about how to Make America Great Again.....