Obama Diplomatically Advises Trump to Stop Rage-Tweeting: "Think Before You Tweet"

On Dec. 1, Barack Obama spoke at the Hindustan Times Leader Summit. Prior to an on-stage discussion with journalist Karan Thapar, Obama gave a speech about technology, US-India relations, and the time he spent in India during his presidency. Of course, the meeting was not free from a subtle mention about the current president.

As the conversation shifted onto the topic of technology — beginning at 1:33 in the video below — Thapar mentioned how certain politicians have taken to tweeting their thoughts at all times. “I’ve noticed,” Obama said. Of that particular use of technology, Obama said, “We’re just beginning to understand what some of the inherent or built-in challenges exist within these new technology,” adding, “It leads to a lot of snap judgments.”

“Another tendency that we see is the degree to which these new technologies can create information silos,” Obama elaborated. “In the United States right now . . . those who watch Fox News and those who read The New York Times occupy completely different realities. If I watched Fox News, I wouldn’t vote for me! There’s this unrecognizable character . . . he’s just portrayed in these weird ways!”