Barack Obama called out the GOP — specifically their candidates for president — at a fundraiser dinner just last night, and it was glorious.
“Have you noticed every one of these candidates say, ‘Obama’s weak. Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he’s going to straighten out.’ Then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at a debate?” Obama said. “Let me tell you, if you can’t handle those guys, then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you.”
It’s true the moderators were not great. They were unprepared and made some unnecessary comments (calling Trump a comic book villain, for example) that made it easy for the GOP to stand up to the “liberal media” and throw out some zingers rather than actually answer the questions. However, if you can’t handle moderators in your own country, and you complain about the moderators for weeks afterwards to the point that you want to completely rewrite the rules, then maybe handling Vladimir Putin is simply not in your skill set.
Watch Obama’s remarks in the video below, via CNN: