Barack Obama admits Trump is a symptom of a bigger problem. Then, he oversimplifies the problem.

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Kira Barsmith · September 9, 2018 at 10:12 pm

No one paints a more accurate picture of Barrack Obama than Jimmy, thank you for calling out bullshit wherever you see it.

BloodMoneyLLC · September 9, 2018 at 10:12 pm

Yes, exactly! Donald Trump is a symptom of ineffective pro-war corporatist Democrats, like Barack Obama. People no longer have faith in any established institutions, and people are taking their chances with crazy sounding candidates like Donald Trump, even though it turns out Trump is also more of the same…

Gaz Matic · September 9, 2018 at 10:13 pm

Obama speaks as if he's a neutral third party who had nothing to do with anything and had no power to change anything

robert brander · September 9, 2018 at 10:13 pm

The Swamp , Democrats and Obama are Hitting Trump so hard with both barrels is because they are AFRAID of Him ! Trump isn't part of the Old Boy's Club and is a Pissed Off American wanting to End the Corruption in Government just like you and me ! Trump can Expose them All ! And the people are 100% behind him ! The Washington Establishment has been the Enemy of the people for years ! They are Uncontrollable and only fulfill their own interests ! All they want is More Power and More Money ! Trump is the Monkey Wrench in their Fraud and Scheme on the American People ! Voting for Trump is the Only way to bring down Big Government !

Banjo Marla · September 9, 2018 at 10:13 pm

One of your best ever Jimmy.

D 4353 · September 9, 2018 at 10:14 pm

Civil/race war is inevitable as whites become minorities in their own country.

Amareto · September 9, 2018 at 10:14 pm

I swear first time I hear that line(Trump is the symptom line) from the former president, I said to myself: 'oh my God, he stole Jimmy's lines.'

George Colón · September 9, 2018 at 10:14 pm

Hillary f**k everything up for Bernie .. Her greed for power gave us that big mouth warmonger Trump .. Obama is not any better neither , Bernie got CHEATED big time but Bernie also is another fool for endorsing the same witch who stole his presidency away from him … Bernie would it won easily over Trump

Jnaette Shultz · September 9, 2018 at 10:14 pm

Yes he is saying that, and while true, it's a political strategy for midterms and the 2020. Because his ass sure the hell wasn't around the last year-and-a-half two years.

Wild Man Media · September 9, 2018 at 10:14 pm

Both party’s are captured ! Very True

Viriathus Shepherd-Dux · September 9, 2018 at 10:14 pm

It's too bad that Obama wasn't this perceptive while he was in office. If he was, then maybe he would have implemented policies that people actually wanted– and then Donald Trump would not have been elected as a protest vote/middle finger against all things establishment.

GreenParty RadfemXX · September 9, 2018 at 10:14 pm

While he’s not wrong, Obama helped contribute to that problem! Fucking hypocrite!!

The Dodger · September 9, 2018 at 10:15 pm

I need a source for this coke story.

Shrappnells · September 9, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Thumbs up for the homeboys

vince kelly · September 9, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Yes oblunder was the problem
Trump fixed it

Wild Man Media · September 9, 2018 at 10:15 pm

You guys know trump has done more then either party

adolthitler · September 9, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Trump is a symptom of a bigger problem, named Hillary.

ChillsWithSloths · September 9, 2018 at 10:15 pm

They love to pin our problems on racism, makes it so much simpler for people to digest and doesn't implicate any suggestion of a solution that addresses the class warfare of the upper 1%.

Peter.plantfueled. Lima · September 9, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Too little too late as always Obama

Karl Stark · September 9, 2018 at 10:16 pm

The bourgie boy adopting socialist rethoric. Next he will fund democrats selling Che t-shirts.

userwhosinterestedin · September 9, 2018 at 10:16 pm

Such a shame this guy never was President and had the chance to actually change something to prevent demagogues like Trump from taking over.

donHooligan · September 9, 2018 at 10:17 pm

"Hillary V Trump" proved that America is an Amoral Cesspool of corruption.
the "lesser evil" game has added up to a shit-load of evil.

Bakuya99 · September 9, 2018 at 10:17 pm

And the sad fact dems can be the cure for this larger problem…..
They have to get rid of Pelosi and change the mindset of the democratic party
and start purging corporatism out and work for the people but they won't. So when people see they choices like in 2016
they have disenfranchised their base and complain they won't fall in line. No one want's to fall in line take it anymore.
Progressives are going to keep running until they are majority this is the political shift now and they hate it.

HighandDry · September 9, 2018 at 10:18 pm

Obama the first black slaver to ever be elected President.

TheSwordfish009 · September 9, 2018 at 10:18 pm

What do you think Obama's endgame is here giving this "progressive" way of speaking?

Inisfad · September 9, 2018 at 10:18 pm

Why does anyone care what Obama says? Didn’t we suffer enough with him??

Rafael Rafael · September 9, 2018 at 10:18 pm

Omgama has given you change and still giving you change from the book deal and Netflix deal he has received. And this same b-hind wipe liar blaming the made up word ‘racism’ like the rest of the black race hustlers while laughing all the way to the bank. Imagine that, no where in the world can you make millions then blame the same country for your problems.
Hey Obama if your reading this, why not help encourage the black community to come together and create their own economy of banks, doctors, business and become independent of the gov and corporations just like prior years to the civil rights era.

Shayke Speeer · September 9, 2018 at 10:18 pm

ROFLMAO!!! The "bigger problem" is that the MAJORITY of politicians from BOTH major parties are hollow puppets, owned and controlled by the wealthiest and their Corporations… and they no longer represent the majority of citizens. Bunch of fucking lying pieces of shit that are/were willing to sell their asses and souls to the highest bidders. There's your problem.

MSNBC Presents The Bill Kristol Show · September 9, 2018 at 10:19 pm

Yes, Trump is indeed a symptom of a larger problem, and Barack Obama is a perfect example of what that larger problem is: The larger problem is the unspoken bipartisan establishment consensus that prevents politicians from pursuing anything that is different from endless warfare and corporate feudalism.

Art Circus · September 9, 2018 at 10:19 pm

I draw a direct line from Barack Obama to Donald Trump. The people are doing anything they can to bring change, and it never happens.

Nikkity · September 9, 2018 at 10:19 pm

I love how obama says the inner citys are like plantations, even tho while he was president did nothing about it.
Am i right jimmy dore?
Cause this is what my POV of the past 8 years

We need Senetor Armstrong for president 2020. Hes hardcore libertarian. Only if he was real.

michael bell · September 9, 2018 at 10:20 pm

8 YEAR OF OBAMA Did F ALL Like when we voted for the War Criminal Blair for Change and we got Another Thatcher since Maggy & Rony we have been F over Big Time by the Deep State Zionist Globalist like the old saying goes same S##t Different ass hole

Ms Jos · September 9, 2018 at 10:20 pm

Nice co-creation on the flat tire analogy, Ron and Jimmy. It's perfect.

TheGordo1996 · September 9, 2018 at 10:21 pm

Trump means what he says, although you may not agree with him. Democrats like Obeezy, speak with fork tongue, so it doesn't matter what they say or what they run on. Support the patriots, not this hope and change bullsh*t.

Ima Carrot · September 9, 2018 at 10:21 pm

Obama will hang

phil gibbs · September 9, 2018 at 10:21 pm

My favourite globalist who screwed over the working and middle class. President Trump has given more jobs and better paying jobs to the workers than the globalists and Bananas ever did. Cant you work out the left and right are the same, socialists supporting corporate and government welfare

Mark Damen · September 9, 2018 at 10:21 pm

i wonder if this thought has ever crossed your mind,perhaps liberalism/progresive(an opinion)shared by a minority only is not the best approach,would you like to ignore the people?,don't give me that less than 50 percent voted,if they didnt then they don't care

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