The president made his comments at the Democratic Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington
Could you imagine the President of United States making a Grumpy Cat face? Well he did just that this Friday, as he compared the republicans to the ‘grumpy feline’ internet celebrity.
“Why is it that Republican politicians are so down on America? Have you noticed that? I mean they are, they are gloomy. They’re like grumpy cat,” the president said. “Everything’s terrible according to them. We’re doomed,” he added.
Speaking at the Democratic Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington DC, the president faulted the Republican presidential candidates of constructing an “entire separate reality” and making up stuff.
“It’s like the twilight zone and according to their story, their narrative, everything was terrific back in 2008 when unemployment was skyrocketing and uninsured rates were rising and folks were losing their homes and their jobs and we were engaged in two wars and Bin Laden was still at large,” he said. “If you were listening to them, those were like the good old days, the golden years and then I came in and the Democrats came in — but according to them, that’s when everything all went to heck.”
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He said the Republicans “make up stuff is because they don’t have a record to run on.”
“They’re offering the same policies that caused so many problems in the first place,” he added. “They ran on them in 2008, they ran on them in 2012, they’re running on them now.”
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“We should be talking about opening up new opportunity,” said Obama, “investing in our schools, rebuilding the infrastructure that creates jobs, investing in the research that alleviates hunger or cures cancer once and for all, like my Vice President Joe Biden said.”
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Although Obama has not publicly endorsed a candidate, Biden’s decision not to run has allowed him to avoid choosing between Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state, who is leading in the polls, and his vice president whom he calls “one of the finest vice presidents in history.”
Meanwhile on twitter, fans of the president have been digging his grumpy cat face.
President Obama’s #GrumpyCat impression is spot-on https://t.co/nbHKSVd98v pic.twitter.com/hbHnIMpNNA
— Mashable (@mashable) October 24, 2015
[email protected]: President Obama’s #GrumpyCat impression is spot-on https://t.co/ilm7cKuu7T pic.twitter.com/q0f4aH3kGh”
— ElyssaBellaBeth (@ElyssaBellaBeth) October 24, 2015
@mashable loving it..I dig our President 🙂
— LS (@lshapiro30) October 24, 2015
@mashable Great Impression!
— lisa lumetta (@LumettaLisa) October 24, 2015
This article originally appeared on ABCNEWS