As Obama's presidency comes to a close, he made his final State of The Union Address last night, and it went a little something like this...
Assuming you don't have an hour to spare, here are the key points: "If anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change… you’ll be pretty lonely." Reportedly eyeing the Republics in the chamber, he added: "debating our military, most of America’s business leaders, the majority of the American people, almost the entire scientific community, and 200 nations around the world who agree it’s a problem and intend to solve it."
Regarding terrorism, he said: "ISIL will learn the same lessons as terrorists before them. If you doubt America's commitment - or mine - to see that justice is done, ask Osama bin Laden."
As for Trump, he had this to say: "When politicians insult Muslims, when a mosque is vandalised, or a kid bullied, that doesn’t make us safer. That’s not telling it like it is. It’s just wrong. It diminishes us in the eyes of the world. It makes it harder to achieve our goals. And it betrays who we are as a country. As frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into our respective tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don’t look like us, or pray like us, or vote like we do or share the same background. We can’t afford to go down that path."
Obviously Trump and likes of Rupert Murdoch didn't receive Obama's speech too kindly, taking to Twitter to say...
The #SOTU speech is really boring, slow, lethargic - very hard to watch!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2016
O speech proclaims great virtue of Iran nuclear deal. Tomorrow's headlines: "Iran grabs ten US sailors"!
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 13, 2016
They're usual combined brand of fearmongering and belligerence was in the minority. Here's what the likes of Amy Schumer, Kerry Washington, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and more had to say.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) January 13, 2016
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 13, 2016
When I was 10 I ruined the Easter family photo because I was moody, fussy & didn't want to be there.That's how every GOP looks at the #SOTU.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) January 13, 2016
— Prabal Gurung (@prabalgurung) January 13, 2016
"Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose" Obama
— Amanda Seyfried (@AmandaSeyfried) January 13, 2016
No matter who wins in 2016, they should farm out their #SOTU speeches to Obama to deliver
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) January 13, 2016
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) January 13, 2016
Thank you Barack. Thank you. One more year to go. Let's get criminal justice reform done this year! #SOTU
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) January 13, 2016
And, yes, Kim Davis was there...
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 13, 2016
Kim Davis in there wearing one of Bill Cosby's old sweaters! How she get a ticket? #sotu
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) January 13, 2016
— KOMO News (@komonews) January 13, 2016