Good evening, everybody. Laughter and applause. I do apologize — I know I was a little late tonight. I was running on C. Anyway, here we are. My eighth and final appearance at this unique event. And I am excited. Earn me some serious Tubmans. My brilliant and beautiful wife, Michelle, is here tonight. She looks so happy to be here.
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Luckily for the philosopher in me, it turned out to be an auspicious night. What really happened in Roswell? And—where are Biggie and Tupac? And these are the kinds of decisions that would keep me up at night. No head bobbing or hand-clapping or chin-shaking or sheepish grinning—he sat perfectly still, chin tight, in locked, unmovable rage. If he had not just embarked on so ugly an exercise in pure racism, one might almost have felt sorry for him. A lot depends on what happens next with the Donald and his followers. Trumpism is a permanent part of American life—in one form or another, with one voice or another blaring it out.
The two are set to meet at the White House today.
Obama pretended to be wrapping up his remarks with no mention of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Come on! What could he possibly be doing instead? Is he at home, eating a Trump steak, tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel? Because Trump knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground. Obama did not spare Hillary Clinton. He began by apologizing for a delay in a quip that turned on the former Secretary of State. Earn me some serious Tubmans.
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