Obama Throws Jabs at Trump: “Over Time We’ll Pay a Price” for “Short-Term Thinking” Obama Throws Jabs at Trump: “Over Time We’ll Pay a Price” for “Short-Term Thinking” – NTK Network

Obama Throws Jabs at Trump: “Over Time We’ll Pay a Price” for “Short-Term Thinking”

"Our democracy, just like any organization, can't work if, for example, we don't insist on facts. Like, facts are really useful."

By NTK Staff | 05.07.2018 @4:08pm

Former President Barack Obama sounded off on President Trump during a discussion at the ATD International Conference & Exposition in San Diego on Monday.

“I’ve been trying to be careful about not editorializing too much. When I get worried about our country, or the world, it is not around a particular issue,” Obama said. “I worry when our values are not being upheld.”

“Our democracy, just like any organization, can’t work if, for example, we don’t insist on facts. Like, facts are really useful,” Obama said. “We can’t make good decisions if we don’t at least agree on the facts.”

“I mean this in all seriousness. It is important for us to make sure, regardless of our political proclivities, that the values underlining this great country don’t get eroded, because situationally, in this particular circumstance, it’s convenient for us to abandon our values to get what we want,” Obama said.

Obama then said that kind of short-term thinking “carries grave consequences,” because our kids are watching what we do.

“Our kids do watch what we do. And so if they see that, you know what, adults aren’t honest or they make excuses or they try to get out of stuff or they distort things,” Obama said. “Over time we’ll pay a price for that.”

While never directly mentioning Trump, it is pretty clear who the former president was referring to in his remarks.

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