Just look at this cocky motherf*cker above you. That’s one smug guy. I’m a fan of Obama, and even I’ll admit he’s got a real shit-eating grin going on here. This looks like a guy who knows that he’s not only sitting on tens of millions of dollars from his book deal but who also has the glorious cushion that is 20/20 hindsight.
We’ve all seen the memes: America is Obama’s lonely ex-girlfriend. And it looks like he’s seen them, too, ’cause this is also the face of the man who knows he won a break.
But why’s Obama so smug? I call it the Russell Westbrook scenario.
When KD left Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder for the greener pastures of Golden State, I said that it was the greatest thing that could have ever happened to Russell Westbrook. Not the Thunder, but Westbrook himself.
KD’s exit (and the way he did it) left such a bad taste in the mouths of basketball fans that it didn’t matter what Westbrook did from that point forward, he was always going to be the hero. He may be ill-tempered, take ill-advised shots, be a control-freak, yada, yada, yada, but he’ll never be like KD — the guy who quit, the guy who left — and that’s the best thing he’s got going for him.
Obama is in a similar situation. We’re not even half a year into Trump’s presidency and people on both sides of the aisle are already up in arms. So you know that at his first post-presidency appearance, he’s gonna be looking cocky as hell and drop a wildly corny Dad joke.
Here’s the rest of Obama’s appearance: