President Trump and former president Barrack Obama gave speeches merely minutes apart on Friday in the Midwest.
President Obama gave a much-anticipated political speech at the University of Illinois Friday, where he harshly criticized his successor and the GOP.
President Trump spoke within the hour in North Dakota to supporters. Trump twice referenced the proximity of the speech, recalling that a journalist had asked him if he had watched Obama’s remarks.
“I’m sorry, I watched it, but I fell asleep,” Trump said. “I found he’s very good. Very good for sleeping.”
Trump proceeded to list a long series of accomplishments from his administration, even calling on stage a coal miner at one point. The president also described how his administration was systematically ending unpopular Obama-era policies: “So, we wiped out the individual mandate, which is the most unpopular part of ObamaCare. We wiped it out. And then I have three more pages — just like this — look,” Trump said as he held up papers with his administration’s accomplishments on it.
Then Trump asked, “Isn’t this much more exciting than listening to President Obama?”
The audience roared.
“Because we get things done,” the president said in conclusion.