Former President Barack Obama spoke to the drama-free nature of his tenure at the White House.
The 44th president of the United States reportedly described his time as commander in chief as “low bar” while speaking in private this week.
“We didn’t have a scandal that embarrassed us,” Obama said during closed-door remarks in Boston on Friday. “I know that seems like a low bar. Generally speaking, you didn’t hear about a lot of drama inside our White House.”
The private speech was reportedly delivered to hundreds of people attending a sports policy conference was said to have been obtained by Reason magazine and published on Monday.
The remarks were said to have been made during Obama’s speech at MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference last week. Attendees were informed the remarks were strictly off-the record and that reporting on them or recording them were not allowed.
In the audio obtained by Reason, Obama spoke largely to his post-presidential talking points, including shutting those who do not believe in climate change down.
“I can’t have that same debate with somebody who just holds up a snowball in the middle of the Senate chamber in winter and says, ‘look there’s no climate change because it’s snowing!’ Which happened by the way. I didn’t just make that up,” he said, referring to a 2015 speech by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma.
Well if we are being honest here, Obama’s tenure during his time in the White House was relatively untouched by scandal.
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