On Thursday, Barack was speaking alongside presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to an audience of A&E Network advertisers, when Goodwin asked the former president how he handled moments of frustration in the White House.
Here was Barack’s response: “For starters, by not having a Twitter account.”
About to make his first 100 days in office official, Trump’s presidency has not been well-received so far, with the former The Apprentice star taking to his personal Twitter account to address critiques directed at him.
Barack also discussed what he missed most about living in the White House and learning how to use the coffee machine in the Obamas’ new Washington, D.C., home during the 90-minute speech.
Turns out that Barack received $400,000 for the appearance, the same amount he is reported to receive for a speech he will giving in September. The talk will be at a healthcare event sponsored by Wall Street bank Cantor Fitzgerald.
The fact that the event is sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald and Barack has agreed to speak, has angered many Liberals and even some Liberal political leaders.
“I was troubled by that,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during an interview with SiriusXM’s “Alter Family Politics.” “…“The influence of dollars on this place is what scares me. I think it ultimately threatens democracy.”
Others that oppose Barack’s decision to be a part of the event argue that it undermines his attacks on income inequality, as well as makes him a hypocrite considering that during his time as president he railed against Wall Street bankers.