Former President Barack Obama envisioned a political movement of a “million young Barack Obamas” during a recent speaking event in Japan, hoping to a create a massive movement of young people “who could take the baton” in the “relay race of human progress.”
Trump’s predecessor was addressing a weekend conference in Asia when he was asked to weigh-in on the current wave of young protesters sweeping the US; speaking out on a range of issues including school safety and immigration.
“If I could do that effectively, then — you know — I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas,” said the former President. “Or, the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress.”
“A lot of our problems are caused by old men. No offense, men, who are old,” he added.
Obama’s comments came the same weekend as the “March for our Lives” anti-gun demonstrations; when thousands of students took to the streets demanding greater gun control following last month’s deadly shooting at a south Florida high school.
ADAM’S ADMISSION: Schiff Says OBAMA ADMIN to Blame for Russian Meddling
Liberal congressman Adam Schiff publicly admitted over the weekend that former President Barack Obama dropped the ball on Russian election interference; saying his administration was partially to blame for foreign meddling throughout the 2016 race for the White House.
Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations Friday, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee spoke out about the Obama administration’s “minimal response” as accusations of Russian interference made national headlines.
“Russians are equal-opportunity malevolent actors,” said Schiff. “They’re not Republican and they’re not Democrats. They’re just designed in their foreign policy and their cyber policy to undermine the United States.”
“I do think though, that in fairness, some responsibility is attributed to the Obama administration for not establishing a more forceful deterrent. I think it goes back to the [North] Korean hack of Sony, which there was a minimal response. I think others around the world watched that,” he added.
Watch Schiff’s admission above.
BARACK GOES HOLLYWOOD: President OBAMA to PRODUCE Exclusive Shows for Netflix
Former President Barack Obama is in talks with executives at online streaming giant Netflix to produce exclusive shows and other content for their production studio; expanding his “global platform” after serving two-terms in the White House.
According to the New York Times, the former President is in “advanced negotiations” with the company; working on a deal that would pay both Barack and Michelle Obama for exclusive content that would reach the platforms 100 million subscribers around the globe.
It remains unclear how many shows Obama plans to produce or a schedule for their release.
“The Netflix deal, while not a direct answer to Fox News or Breitbart.com, would give Mr. Obama an unfiltered method of communication with the public similar to the audiences he already reaches through social media, with 101 million Twitter followers and 55 million people who have liked his Facebook page,” writes the Times.
“Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. As they consider their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories,” said Eric Schultz, a top Obama advisor.