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During a speech on Monday, former President Barack Obama said that while we live in “challenging times,” he hopes that he can fix this by...

Obama Announces Plans To ‘Train A Million Baracks And Michelles’ To Lead The Country

During a speech on Monday, former President Barack Obama said that while we live in “challenging times,” he hopes that he can fix this by training a new generation of leaders, describing this as his third act.
The Washington Examiner reported that Obama touted the various programs at the Obama Foundation and his $500 million presidential center project in Chicago, which he hopes to both utilize to accomplish his goal of training “a million Baracks and Michelles.”
“If we train them — if we give them skills, support, financing, media training, spotlights, then they’re the ones that are going to carry forward the solutions that we so desperately need,” Obama said.
“If we could form a network of those young leaders, not just in the United States, but around the world, then we got something,” the former president continued, adding that hope is achievable “if we can train a million Baracks and Michelles who are running around thinking they can change the world.”
This is not the first time Obama has indicated that he wants to mold the next generation of leaders in the image of himself and his wife, as he said something similar during a speech in Japan last year.
“If I could do that effectively, then — you know — I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas,” Obama said. “Or, the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress.”
Obama has spent much of his time since leaving office traveling the world giving speeches in which he indirectly criticizes where our country is now under the leadership of Donald Trump. Though Obama does not mention Trump’s name, it’s clear from his thinly-veiled attacks that his goal is to criticize the current president. Many see Obama’s move of being so critical of the current administration as unprecedented, as most former presidents choose to stay silent rather than criticize their successors.