Obama: ‘Men Have Been Getting On My Nerves Lately’

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Former President Barack Obama asked “what’s wrong” with men while speaking in South Africa on Wednesday.


The two-term Democrat told the audience in Johannesburg that “men have been getting on my nerves lately” and urged more women to get involved in politics. (RELATED: Michelle Obama: ‘All Men, All White’ GOP Makes People Distrust Politics)

“Women in particular, by the way, I want you to get more involved. Because — because men have been getting on my nerves lately,” Obama said as the audience laughed. “I mean, I — I just — everyday I read the newspaper and I just think, like, brothers, what’s wrong with you guys? I mean, what’s wrong with us? Alright, I mean, we’re violent, we’re bullying, we — you know, just not handling our business.”

Obama’s comments seemed to echo similar remarks by first lady Michelle Obama in November. Mrs. Obama said at an Obama Foundation Summit that men are “entitled” and “self-righteous” and that men need to talk to each other to work on their “stuff.” (RELATED: Michelle Obama: Men Are Too ‘Entitled’)

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