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Barack Obama's Existence Is Like Throwing Shade on the Trump Administration

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | February 27, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | February 27, 2018 |

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Good morning! How are your witch hunts faring today?


Anyway, yesterday, Donald Trump criticized the sheriff’s deputies in Parkland for not running into a mass shooting. “I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon.”

No, Donald. You wouldn’t. When he said that, my very first thought was Trump’s reaction at a rally to what he thought was a danger.


The Washington Post recounted a few other times in which Trump didn’t exactly respond to startling situations with bravery, including that time at Mar-a-Lago when a man fell and he turned away at the sight of blood. “Disgusting,” he said. And he’s going to run toward a guy shooting 100 bullets a minute?

Also, Trump ain’t running anywhere, a point that former Obama White House photographer Pete Souza not-to-subtly made yesterday on Instagram.

Speaking of Obama, a speech he made at M.I.T. last week leaked despite attendees being prohibited from sharing the contents. But even Obama’s shade is low key:

During the speech, Obama said his administration “didn’t have a scandal that embarrassed us.”

He said that while officials did make mistakes, there were no major controversies.

“I know that seems like a low bar,” Obama added, in an apparent jab to the scandals surrounding President Trump’s administration.

“Generally speaking, you didn’t hear about a lot of drama inside our White House,” he said.

But as Deadspin notes, the only somewhat controversial thing that Obama said during that speech was a slight dig at the NCAA.

Meanwhile, when the right actually tries to be controversial, we get things like this:

Trump looks like he should be surrounded by dogs playing poker on the field.

Elsewhere, Melania Trump is indirectly shading her own husband, as she goes after social media bullies again:

“As I have said before, it is important that as adults we take the lead and responsibility in helping our children manage the many issues they’re facing today. This means encouraging positive habits on social media and technology. Even limiting time online and understanding the content they are exposed to on a daily basis.”

Meanwhile, no shade here:

God, I miss those guys.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.