Former President Barack Obama delivered a speech on Saturday to students graduating from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In his speech, Obama called out the current leaders of this country for the coronavirus response.
This seemed to strike a nerve with Fox News’ “Outnumbered” co-host Melissa Francis, who called Obama “intellectually lazy.”
“Doing what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy, that’s how little kids think,” Obama said during his speech on Saturday. “Unfortunately a lot of so-called grownups, including some with fancy titles, important jobs, still think that way, which is why things are so screwed up.”
The Fox News host decided to attack the former president during a segment on Monday.
“I want to start with you on President Obama, because it is so intellectually lazy to go to the ‘little kid’ place,” Francis said. “If there is something we have noticed, especially in this age of Trump, when you say, ‘Is this what you would do in front of your children? This is how children behave!’ just seems like, for a graduation speech, I would have personally worked hard on my writing.”
Co-host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery agreed.
“Absolutely,” she said, “and for someone who is known for being such a great speaker and wordsmith, he really just threw in a casserole of nonsense and served it up. I think that’s incredibly condescending, but what you realize, what’s happening here, the feeling is if you put President Obama out there enough, and if you see enough video, it will convinced dumb voters that he is running for president again. That’s why the Joe Biden administration would be a continuation of President Obama, who for many Democrats is still incredibly popular. That doesn’t speak to President Obama’s strengths, that speaks to Joe Biden’s weaknesses.”
Take a look at their remarks in the video clip below:
Fox News co-host / Fox Business co-anchor calls Obama's commencement remarks "so intellectually lazy" and says that the former president should have "worked harder" pic.twitter.com/KMDqBOP79B
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) May 18, 2020