While speaking to a crowd of about 2,000 people at Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis on Friday, President Obama whined about the treatment he sometimes gets from Republicans.
“They don’t do anything except block me and call me names,” he said of Republicans. “It can’t be that much fun. It would be much more fun if they said let’s do something together.”
He also complained about some of the fan mail he receives.
“Sometimes the letters say thank you for something I’ve done. Sometimes the letters say you are an idiot and the worst president ever,” he said.
Twitchy suggested that if the president doesn’t want to see critical emails, he should probably ask Lois Lerner to send them, a dig at the current controversy over her lost emails.
Obama found himself the target of even more criticism on Twitter, Twitchy said.
“Give me a break,” one person said. “Leaders since beginning of time have gotten mail from critics.”
“But enough about what Bill Clinton thinks,” another person added.
“I’m so sorry,” a third person added. “I did not know he was subjected to such abuse. Can we create a new incompetent govt dept to make him feel better?”
A number of the tweets posted by Twitchy criticized Obama as a narcissistic, thin-skinned crybaby.
“There are a million people out there right now right now saying ‘OMG, he read my letter,'” added “Jubiter Dunlap.”
It’s not the first time Obama has whined about criticism directed at him. In October 2013, he complained about conservative bloggers and radio hosts who disagree with his policies.
“All of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio, and the professional activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do,” he said.
In 2012, the New York Times’ Helene Cooper said Obama risks looking like a crybaby if he continues to blame George W. Bush and Republicans for failures that take place under his administration.
In February, we reported that Obama told Bill O’Reilly that he and Fox News has “absolutely” been unfair to him.
“Absolutely, of course you are, Bill. But I like you anyway,” he said when O’Reilly asked if the president thought he was “unfair” in his coverage of him and his administration.
He also showed his thin skin in 2011 when he threw a temper tantrum and stormed out of debt-ceiling negotiations with Republican leaders.
“He shoved back and said ‘I’ll see you tomorrow’ and walked out,” former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., told reporters after the meeting.