Former President Obama said on Monday that things like “racism” and “mommy issues” are contributing to the nation’s ominous lack of progress on global warming and many other issues.
The lack of major progress is partly “because we are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism, mommy issues,” Barack Obama said in a speech for the Obama Foundation Summit, says NBC News. The comments got laughter from the entire crowd.
“We are fraught with stuff, and so if that is the case, then the single most important thing we have to invest in is … people,” said the former president. “We have got to get people to figure out how they work together in a cooperative, thoughtful, constructive way.”
Humans “literally can remake the world right now,” said Obama during his speech, while insisting that he believes that our world “badly needs remaking.”
Barack Obama did not mention President Donald Trump by name during his speech, according to NBC, even though the comments about anger are directed at least partially at his disastrous successor.
Obama’s speech comes on the heels of his strong campaigning against Donald Trump and other Republicans during the weeks before the midterm elections in early November.
Former first lady Michelle Obama is in the public eye as well in recent weeks, doing many interviews and public events in order to promote her amazing new memoir.