Who does he think he's kidding?
Former President Barack Obama gave a secret speech at an MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference about sports policy last week and had a few peculiar things to say.
In fact, they were so bizarre, Reason.com put together a list of his top five statements.
Although his comments to the room were supposed to be kept a secret and completely off the record, a piece of audio leaked which was the biggest news of all. To listen to this full audio, click here and scroll to the bottom.
According to Reason, "In his remarks, Obama expressed concern that Americans have segregated themselves into two 'entirely different realities' where not just opinions but basic facts are in dispute, claimed to have left office without a major 'embarrassing' scandal, and proved that he really loves basketball."
Here are the top 5 things that were off about Obama's speech to the crowd, according to Reason:
- Obama thinks Google, Facebook, etc., are 'a public good as well as a commercial enterprise,' and should consider whether they are corroding our democracy.
- It's okay to argue about how we should address climate change. It's not okay to deny the underlying science.
- Obama really likes basketball—and he'd like it more if the NBA had a junior league.
- Diversity isn't about 'charity or political correctness, it's just common sense.' And it's why his White House was scandal-free, according to the president.
- Obama thinks the stereotype about lazy government employees is wrong.
See Pat's reaction to the speech above.