Obama Makes 'Grumpy Cat' Face Talking About Republicans

The president said Republican politicians are "gloomy" about America

October 23, 2015, 4:34 PM

— -- Did you ever imagine the President of the United States would make a Grumpy Cat face? Well that happened Friday as President Obama compared Republican politicians to the grumpy-looking Internet feline.

“Why is it that Republican politicians are so down on America? Have you noticed that? I mean they are, they are gloomy. They’re like grumpy cat,” the president said Friday as he made a grumpy cat face. “Everything’s terrible according to them. We’re doomed.

The president made his comments at the Democratic Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. where he accused the Republican presidential candidates of constructing an “entire separate reality” and resorting to “make up stuff.”

“It’s like the twilight zone and according to their story, their narrative, everything was terrific back in 2008 when unemployment was skyrocketing and uninsured rates were rising and folks were losing their homes and their jobs and we were engaged in two wars and Bin Laden was still at large,” he said. “If you were listening to them, those were like the good old days, the golden years and then I came in and the Democrats came in --- but according to them, that’s when everything all went to heck.”

He said the Republicans "make up stuff is because they don’t have a record to run on."

"They’re offering the same policies that caused so many problems in the first place," he added. "They ran on them in 2008, they ran on them in 2012, they’re running on them now."

While he criticized the Republican presidential candidates, Obama shared high praise for the Democrats in the 2016 race and their performance in the first Democratic presidential debate last week.

“We’ve got some great candidates but when you watched the debate between the Democrats, it was logical and civil and people didn’t agree with everything but they weren’t just saying crazy stuff," he said. "It made me proud because it said we’ve got a party that’s inclusive and wants everybody to join and get involved and showed that we can disagree without being disagreeable.”

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