President Barack Obama had a mic-dropping moment — or actually, a smartphone-dropping moment — as Mr. Obama appeared with Jimmy Kimmel on a “Mean Tweets” segment of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at the El Capitan Entertainment Center in Los Angeles, on Monday, October 24. As seen in the below video, President Obama had strong words for Donald Trump, who has lobbed a few mean tweets toward Mr. Obama.
It was the presidential burn heard across the Internet — worthy of a Drake “Back to Back” diss track.
The series of tweets read by President Obama from mostly random people on Twitter included everything from folks criticizing President Obama’s mom jeans to blaming Mr. Obama for hair conditioner that doesn’t condition well enough, although that latter “Thanks, Obama!” is likely a joke.
@nathan: “Barack Obama is the Nickelback of presidents.”
@woodstockdave: “Obama couldn’t negotiate getting a Whopper without pickles.”
@duckpunks: “I bet Obama likes mustard on his hotdogs because he’s gross.”
@momof4munchkins: “Just found out my daughter shares a birthday with Obama PUKE.”
@Maaaaartz: “Barack Obama dances like how his jeans look.”
@heatherfarley98: “My mom bought new conditioner and it sucks it isn’t even conditioning my hair I blame Obama.”
@DJ_IcpI: “Barack Obama…bro, do you even lift!?”
@James141980: “Barack Obama is the Sharknado of presidents. Loud, stupid and over-hyped! #sharknado4.”
@realDonaldTrump: “President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!”
That last tweet read by President Obama, which was Donald Trump’s mean tweet, as reported by ABC News, brought the mic-dropping moment from President Obama in response to Trump.
“”Really? Well, @realDonaldTrump, at least I will go down as a president.”
It’s interesting to take a look at the response to Mr. Obama reading some of those mean tweets from real people on Twitter — and determine if they’ve deleted their Twitter accounts or mean tweets in response to all the newfound attention.
Do I tell my friends? https://t.co/xSECmgGZ8A
— woodstockdave (@woodstockdave) October 25, 2016
The Twitter user @woodstockdave asked if he should tell his friends that he made Mr. Obama’s “Mean Tweets” segment.
Certain users, such as @momof4munchkins, now have protected tweets — likely going private after going viral.
“Only confirmed followers have access to @momof4munchkins’s Tweets and complete profile. Click the ‘Follow’ button to send a follow request.”
Others, like the “Marts” user on Twitter, quipped on Instagram about being famous now and wanting an NBC writing job.
Whereas some of the Twitter users featured no longer have active accounts, others celebrated their newfound celebrity.
Welcome to my new 19 followers and goodbye to 6 unfollowers (FREE stats by https://t.co/RC4bHim6z7)
— #HerLiesMatter (@james141980) October 25, 2016
The Twitter users @james141980 welcomed 19 new followers and said goodbye to six followers who apparently unfollowed the account on Twitter.
It was a mix of the political and the playful as President Obama read the mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live, according to the Daily Beast, with Mr. Obama stating that he doesn’t take to Twitter like Trump in the middle of the night for clapbacks.
“If it’s 3 a.m., I don’t tweet about people who insult me.
It wasn’t the only dig that President Obama took against Trump as he read mean tweets and spoke on the late-night talk show, reported the New York Daily News. President Obama noted that if normal, everyday, average people made the kinds of comments that Trump has made, it would cause concern. And that would be a concern for a person who isn’t even attempting to become the leader of the free world, noted Mr. Obama.
“I think that’s one of those things where, if your best friend who worked in the office somewhere, it would be a problem for him. And he’s not running for president.”
Meanwhile, Trump is tweeting about draining the swamp and his Tampa rally.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2016