Former President Barack Obama showed up in Berlin on Thursday and met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
At the same time, the current and only President of the United States was just a few miles away in Paris.
It has long been a practice of former Presidents to bend over backward to avoid the appearance of interfering with U.S. policies after they are out of office. But clearly, Obama thinks he’s in a different class.
Of course, Obama was well aware that President Trump had planned to be in Europe, but Obama’s unchecked ego demanded that he try and be the center of attention.
Obama also decided that the world needed to his views on the Manchester bombing. According to The Guardian, this is what he said.
We can see the terrible violence that took place just recently in Manchester. It is a reminder that there is a great danger of terrorism and people who would do great harm to others just because they’re different. How heartbroken we are by the loss of life, and we grieve with the families.
— Barack Obama
As was the case when he was President, Obama refused to blame Islamic terrorist for what they did. In contrast, President Trump referred to the terrorist as an “evil loser.”