Apr 24, 2017. Barack Obama returns to the spotlight in Chicago. Obama delivers first speech post-presidency, without ever saying 'Donald Trump'. Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY. Obama also waited several weeks longer than his two most recent predecessors to deliver his first post-presidency remarks. Bill Clinton. NEW DELHI — When former President Barack Obama spoke to a leadership forum in India’s capital on Friday, he never once used the words “Donald Trump” and was careful to avoid any direct reference to his successor in the White House. President Barack Obama speaks during a leadership summit in New Delhi, India, Friday, Dec. Obama was one of the keynote speakers at the event organized by the Hindustan Times newspaper. Yet Obama made plenty of veiled references, from climate change to the perils of using Twitter. The responses often drew laughter from the audience at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, which was part of a three-country tour Obama is undertaking in one of his first global outings as a private citizen after leaving office.
Oct 13, 2016. First lady Michelle Obama says Donald Trump's comments are “disgraceful and intolerable.” Subscribe to NBC News Watch m. Obama said the world must do more to combat income inequality, noting that the concentration of wealth fans fears that governments exist solely to benefit the powerful, NBC reported. “That’s a recipe for more cynicism and more polarization, less trust in our institutions and less trust in each other,” Obama said. “And it’s part of what leads people to turn to populist alternatives that may not actually deliver,” Obama said in a thinly disguised jab at President Donald Trump without naming his successor specifically. “A dim-lit hall laid out for a rock star, a red-carpet stroll for giddy VIPs and video screens for the rest of the roughly 6,000 who were neither sufficiently wealthy nor connected to get a front-row seat,” the reported. “Hotly contested, planned and negotiated until the final days and beamed across North America, it was a strategic investment that may have topped half a million dollars and was meant to put on the map a city in the throes of its 375th anniversary celebrations,” the How do we get young leaders to take action in their communities? “This was the scene here at a 70-minute appearance nine months in the making: Barack Obama’s first post-presidency address on Canadian soil—one of the few appearances he’s made anywhere since handing power to U. Thanks @Barack Obama for your visit & insights tonight in my hometown.
Dec 6, 2017. Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more. In a long-awaited speech at the National Defense University, Barack Obama claimed that the nature of international terror attacks threatening the United States has changed since Sept. 11, 2001, with 'no large-scale attacks' on America occurring since then. But his definition of 'large-scale attacks,' his speech made clear, doesn't include the 2013 Boston Marathon attack that wounded hundreds, the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that injured dozens and killed four, and the 2009 attack at Fort Hood that killed 13 and injured 30. Obama declared America at a 'crossroads' in the fight against terrorism, but seemed to adopt a definition of 'large-scale' terror attacks that ignored the Boston Marathon and the shoe bomber's attempt to kill hundreds on a U. S.-bound aircraft Obama allowed that more recent attacks were acts of terror, but grouped them into a lesser category than the 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York City, northern Virginia, and central Pennsylvania.'Now make no mistake: our nation is still threatened by terrorists,' he told a largely military audience. 'From Benghazi to Boston, we have been tragically reminded of that truth. We must recognize, however, that the threat has shifted and evolved from the one that came to our shores on 9/11.''Today,' he added, 'the core of al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on a path to defeat. Their remaining operatives spend more time thinking about their own safety than plotting against us.
Sep 25, 2017. Mr. Lewis declined to comment on how the president, who has avoided much of the criticism faced by Hillary Clinton and other public officials who made paid speeches to private industry after leaving office, selects his paid engagements. At the Cantor event, Mr. Obama arrived on stage nearly a minute after. CHICAGO — Three months after leaving the White House, former president Barack Obama stepped back into the spotlight Monday to encourage young people to become civically engaged while lamenting the increasing polarization of American politics. And he did it without uttering the words: Donald Trump. In his first post-presidency public appearance, Obama — while expressing concern that the current political environment is turning off Americans — notably managed to steer clear of critiquing President Trump and stick to the tradition of former presidents giving their predecessors space in the early days of an administration. ” joked Obama as he took the stage for a forum with Chicago students and young professionals to discuss ways to improve civic engagement. New presidents — including Obama when he took office in 2009 following the George W. Bush presidency and in the midst of a deep recession — have grumbled over problems they’ve inherited from their predecessor but have aimed to avoid personalizing the criticism.
Obama had already delivered perhaps the most talked about speech of the campaign so far when she addressed the Democratic National Convention back in July, telling. In 2008, President Obama delivered a widely-applauded address on the racial fabric of America. Today, President Trump delivered bizarre, rambling comments to mark Black History Month (and, of course, himself). President Trump, flanked by Omarosa Manigault and House and Urban Development Secretary nominee Ben Carson, holds an African-American History Month "listening session" on Wednesday. err, remarks to acknowledge Black History Month at the White House. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)On March 18, 2008, the recently-elected president, Barack Obama, delivered a speech on the subjects of race and racism at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia which later became known his "A More Perfect Union" address. The two speeches, side-by-side, follow: We the people, in order to form a more perfect union... Two hundred and twenty-one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America's improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars, statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787. The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation's original sin of slavery, a question that divided the colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate until the founders chose to allow the slave trade to continue for at least 20 more years, and to leave any final resolution to future generations.
A More Perfect Union" is the name of a speech delivered by then Senator and future President Barack Obama on March 18, 2008 in the course of the contest for the 2008. President Obama will deliver a speech from the White House at p.m. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the meeting is to discuss the presidential transition. According to the White House, Obama already called Trump to congratulate him on his victory in becoming the president-elect and invited him to meet at the White House on Thursday. His comments comes after Hillary Clinton’s concession speech, which she delivered from New Yorker Hotel’s Grand Ballroom following her unexpected loss to Donald Trump on Tuesday night. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Obama called Trump while he was speaking to his supporters in New York, and so Trump called him back after he left the stage.
Watch the entire speech and read the text below the video player "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union." Two hundred and twenty one years. Bernie Sanders is not too happy that former President Barack Obama has accepted $400,000 to speak at a conference sponsored by a Wall Street investment bank. “I just think it does not look good,” Sanders told CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux, joining several people who have criticized Obama for taking the money. “I just think it is distasteful — not a good idea that he did that.” Sanders frequently railed against Hillary Clinton for accepting money for giving speeches to Wall Street banks while he campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination last year. Elizabeth Warren, who said on Thursday that she was “troubled” by the former president’s decision. Sanders also aired his disapproval of Obama’s decision in an interview with CBS’s “I think at a time when people are so frustrated with the power of Wall Street and the big-money interests, I think it is unfortunate that President Obama is doing this,” he said. “Wall Street has incredible power, and I would have hoped that the president would not have given a speech like this.” Obama’s spokesperson Eric Schultz defended the former president’s speaking fee on Wednesday, saying he implemented tough reforms on Wall Street during his presidency.
Feb 26, 2018. Reason obtained a recording of the speech, however, and the most newsworthy thing about it is the simple fact that the public wasn't supposed to hear it. In his remarks, Obama expressed concern that Americans have segregated themselves into two "entirely different realities" where not just opinions but. The image used real quotes (slightly edited) from President Trump's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2017 and former President Obama's speech at the same event a year earlier. Everything is so beautiful about Roma, including her husband because he’s a special, special friend, Mark Burnett — for the wonderful introduction. The quotes aren't comparable and give the false impression that Trump's speech focused solely on television ratings and that he failed to mention God, religion, or scripture during his speech. I also want to thank my great friends, though, Roma. An image macro purportedly showing two statements, one from former President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2016 and the other from President Trump at the same event the following year, was circulated on social media in February 2017: The quotes depicted in the image margo are largely accurate, although President Trump’s remarks were edited together from a few different portions of his speech. The relevant portion of his speech can be seen at around the mark of the following video, and we’ve reproduced the relevant text portion below (the bolded text was omitted from above-displayed graphic): Thank you as well to Senate Chaplain Barry Black for his moving words. President Obama’s speech at the 2016 National Prayer Breakfast is archived at Obama White House. And I don’t know, Chaplain, whether or not that’s an appointed position. I don’t even know if you’re a Democrat or if you’re a Republican, but I’m appointing you for another year — the hell with it. (Laughter and applause.) And I think it’s not even my appointment, it’s the Senate’s appointment, but we’ll talk to them.
Read the full transcript of Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize speech at Oslo, Norway on 10 December 2009. Obama is the 44th and current president of the USA. I know that here, you cherish the beauty of the land -- the mist-covered mountains and sunsets over the Mekong. And that’s why, as part of my visit, I’m grateful for the opportunity to know Laos better, and to help share your story with the world. As you host leaders from across Southeast Asia and beyond, I do want to thank Laos for your leadership as this year’s chair of ASEAN. And I know that that may be a little unusual, because Laos is a small nation next to larger neighbors and, as a result, too often, the richness of your culture has not been fully appreciated. But I’m not going to sing today, so you should not worry. And I know that you celebrate your musical traditions, including kap lam.
Speechwriting lessons derived from analysis and critique of Barack Obama's Inauguration Speech. Rudy Giuliani's latest comments about President Obama are likely to cause a new flap. The former New York City mayor appeared to question the president's patriotism during a Wednesday night speech, Politico is A White House spokesman Thursday denounced comments by former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani that seemed to question President Obama's patriotism, in part by using Giuliani's own words."It was a horrible thing to say," said White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz. He wasn't brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country."Giuliani's comments came during a private dinner on behalf of a likely 2016 Republican president candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Giuliani, a 2008 Republican presidential candidate, used that same phrase Wednesday night to criticize Obama, Politico reported."I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America," Giuliani is quoted as saying. Scott Walker, Politico reported: "With Walker sitting just a few seats away, Giuliani continued by saying that 'with all our flaws we're the most exceptional country in the world. I'm looking for a presidential candidate who can express that, do that and carry it out.'""He's a patriot, I'm sure," the former mayor said. "What I'm saying is that, in his rhetoric, I very rarely hear him say the things that I used to hear Ronald Reagan say, the things I used to hear Bill Clinton say, about how much he loves America. I do hear him criticize America much more often than other American presidents."In an interview with CNBC, Walker declined to comment about Giuliani's remarks. "I'm not going to comment on whether — what the president thinks or not."Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, criticized Walker's silence and chided Giuliani and his fellow Republicans. "I rarely agreed with President Bush, but I never questioned his love for our country," she said.
Feb 24, 2018. Attendees at Barack Obama's speech at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Neil Greenberg via Twitter. Barack Obama spoke in front of several. I've asked a Sloan rep for comment; a rep for ESPN, which is the lead sponsor for the event, declined to comment. It looks like Reporters For Sports Outlets. Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Distinguished Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens of America, and citizens of the world: I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility. It is an award that speaks to our highest aspirations - that for all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice. And yet I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the considerable controversy that your generous decision has generated. In part, this is because I am at the beginning, and not the end, of my labors on the world stage. Compared to some of the giants of history who have received this prize - Schweitzer and King; Marshall and Mandela - my accomplishments are slight. And then there are the men and women around the world who have been jailed and beaten in the pursuit of justice; those who toil in humanitarian organizations to relieve suffering; the unrecognized millions whose quiet acts of courage and compassion inspire even the most hardened of cynics. I cannot argue with those who find these men and women - some known, some obscure to all but those they help - to be far more deserving of this honor than I.
Apr 25, 2017. Former President Barack Obama re-emerged into public life on Monday in Chicago and, in the process, offered a potent reminder of what a radical change in direction the country took in the 2016 election. Former President Barack Obama re-emerged into public life on Monday in Chicago and, in the process, offered a potent reminder of what a radical change in direction the country took in the 2016 election. Obama sat in the middle of a group of young people -- all of whom shared their own personal stories about their involvement in public life and why more people their age didn't follow their lead. He spoke, briefly, at the start of the event about what drew him into community service and politics -- "this community taught me that ordinary people, when working together, can do extraordinary things" -- but spent most of the rest of the event serving as the moderator of the panel. Obama asked questions here and there to prompt answers from the (nervous) panelists and occasionally would interject his own views, particularly about how the silo-ing of media consumption had created a culture where no one really listens to each other anymore. But, generally speaking, Obama wasn't actually talking all that much.
Review of Signals Intelligence Speech June 2014; 1.14.2 Sixth State of the Union Address January 2014; 1.14.3 Address to European Youth March 2014; 1.14.4 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall April 2014; 1.14.5 25th Anniversary of Polish Freedom Day Speech June 2014; 1.14.6 Remarks. Barack Obama spoke in front of several hundred people yesterday at a sports conference. That’s because Obama’s session at MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference was off the record — conference organizers prevented attendees from tweeting, livestreaming or reporting on any part of Obama’s appearance during or Former President Obama is scheduled to speak this afternoon to an MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference. pic.twitter.com/4zs EXzos JD— Lana Jones (@Lanawbz) February 23, 2018 Sloan is a conference dedicated to the Moneyball wing of sports business and fandom. It’s the kind of place you can go to see Nate Silver chatting with Steve Ballmer. It makes sense that Sloan would want Obama to come and discuss “a wide range of subjects ... from his most memorable moments in the White House to his post-presidency plans,” along with Kraft Analytics CEO Jessica Gelman and Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. But I can’t fathom why that talk would be off the record.
Matthew Norman Corbyn needs to give the speech of his life to become prime minister. Corbyn's messianic status will survive the antisemitism furore, but to win a parliamentary majority he'll have to appeal to the broader electorate, which needs reassuring that he has the instincts and temperament to be trusted with power. "We didn't have a scandal that embarrassed us," former President Barack Obama said Friday while addressing attendees off-the-record during the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. "I know that seems like a low bar." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Former President Barack Obama appeared to take a thinly veiled shot at President Trump and his administration during a close-door speech in Boston last week, saying that his White House "didn't have a scandal that embarrassed us." Obama made the comment Friday while addressing attendees of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Strict rules were put in place prohibiting the sharing of images and video of the off-the-record speech. But audio of the speech was leaked to Reason, and while Obama doesn't mention his successor by name, he did raise the specter of scandal — something which the Trump administration has dealt with on a regular basis. "We didn't have a scandal that embarrassed us," Obama said.
Oct 20, 2017. Wright's comments. Obama's patriotic lexicon is meant to comfort white ears and soothe white fears. What keeps the speech from falling into a pandering sea of slogans is language that reveals, not the ideals, but the failures of the American experiment "It was stained by this nation's original sin of slavery. And I feel it so personally,” first lady Michelle Obama said Thursday in remarks about the sexual assault and misconduct allegations against Donald Trump at a campaign appearance for Hillary Clinton in Manchester, New Hampshire. Obama made clear in her speech that what makes Trump’s statements particularly outrageous and uniquely unacceptable is that he bragged about behavior that could constitute sexual assault. She’s been the victim of sexist attacks — often intertwined with racist themes — since her husband’s 2008 run for the White House. She also lamented the sexist attitudes behind the treatment of women that his comments and conduct represent, and the day-to-day ways women are degraded, saying: It's like that sick, sinking feeling you get when you're walking down the street minding your own business. Or when you see that guy at work that stands just a little too close, stares just a little too long. The political calculation is accurate, but for the first lady, it wouldn’t be anything she hadn’t heard before. “I can’t think of a bolder way for Donald Trump to lose even more standing than he already has than by engaging the first lady of the United States,” principal deputy White House press secretary Eric Schultz told reporters during a gaggle aboard Air Force One. After the speech, Politico reported that the White House warned Trump not to attack Obama. The belief that you can do anything you want to a woman. Just a few examples: Obama didn’t speak out in response to any of these attacks, but it’s not hard to read her speech as partly catharsis about the pain she’s endured and what it says about how women — and black women in particular — are demeaned in this country. When she talks about “vulgar words” and “shameful comments” that equate women’s value with their physical appearances, she could just as easily be referring to things that have been said about her, often with a dose of racism mixed in to increase the insults.
Jan 14, 2017. Barack Obama's first major discourse on race, was prompted by controversy over inflammatory remarks by Obama's African-American pastor in Chicago, the Rev Jeremiah Wright. It came at a moment when he was establishing a small lead over Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic nomination, but. On Friday, former President Barack Obama spoke for an hour to an audience of hundreds of people at a major sports analytics* conference at MIT, but his remarks were off-the-record and kept completely secret by virtually all attendees, who had to agree that they would not record, photograph, tweet, or report on the event before being granted a seat in the audience. obtained a recording of the speech, however, and the most newsworthy thing about it is the simple fact that the public wasn't supposed to hear it. In his remarks, Obama expressed concern that Americans have segregated themselves into two "entirely different realities" where not just opinions but basic facts are in dispute, claimed to have left office without a major "embarrassing" scandal, and proved that he really loves basketball. Those were some of the highlights from his talk at MIT's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday. The event, attended by hundreds of sports industry professionals, journalists, and students, was cloaked in secrecy. Having listened to the entire thing, I'm not sure what all the secrecy was about—it was pretty standard Obama fare, and he never once said the word 1) Obama thinks Google, Facebook, etc., are "a public good as well as a commercial enterprise," and should consider whether they are corroding our democracy. Obama described social media platforms as a "hugely powerful potential force for good," but then immediately hedged. I do think the large platforms—Google and Facebook being the most obvious, Twitter and others as well, are part of that ecosystem—have to have a conversation about their business model that recognizes they are a public good as well as a commercial enterprise. "What's also true is that our social media platforms are just a tool," he said. They're not just an invisible platform, they're shaping our culture in powerful ways." Much of that shaping is bad, according to Obama.
Michelle Obama delivered her speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Below, the first lady's remarks as prepared for delivery. If you mention things like the New World Order or suggest Barack Obama is actively driving us towards a one-world government, you generally get treated to a roll of the eyes, a deep sigh, and an offhand comment about being a tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist. But times are changing, and more and more mainstream folk are starting to wake up and smell the coffee that Obama and the global elites are brewing. Rolling Stone magazine, discussing the New World Order, has even issued an apology to “conspiracy theorists,” admitting that “you were right all along.“ “Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game.“ And it’s no wonder more and more people are waking up, considering the outrageous abuses of power occurring in 2016, and the staggering amount of “conspiracy theories,” once held up to ridicule, that have been proved true this year. NSA surveillance, the marriage of banking and government, mainstream media as the propaganda arm of the state, cannabis as medicine, rigged commodity markets, the petrodollar, 9/11, election fraud… Mentioning any of these issues would have earnt you a roll of the eyes, a deep sigh, and an offhand tin foil hat comment in the past. And now our freedom-hating, promised-a-seat-at-the-grown-up-table president, is giving speeches openly declaring that we need to give up some of our personal liberties in order to pave the way for the New World Order “conspiracy theory” to come to life. Addressing the United Nations in NYC, Obama said: “…But I am convinced that in the long run, giving up some freedom of action — not giving up our ability to protect ourselves or pursue our core interests, but binding ourselves to international rules over the long term — enhances our security.