Barack Obama Was Totally Not Talking About Trump When he Admonished Audience in India to, ‘Think Before You Tweet’

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for photos before their talks in New Delhi on Jan. 25, 2015. (Press Trust of India/AP)
President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for photos before their talks in New Delhi on Jan. 25, 2015. (Press Trust of India/AP)

Former president Barack Obama made a few pointed jibes — without actually naming President Trump — in remarks in New Delhi on Friday, taking on social media, climate-change deniers and religious intolerance.

In a discussion period at a leadership forum, the former president was asked about his wife Michelle’s comments this week during a speech in Toronto, when she said it was not a good idea to “tweet from bed,” an obvious commentary on Trump’s early morning Twitter habit.

“Michelle was giving the general idea . . . don’t say the first thing that pops in your head. Have a little bit of an edit function,” he said. “Think before you speak, think before you tweet.”

The former president got a laugh when he pointed out that he has 100 million followers — “more than other people who use it more often.”

Actually, Trump has 44 million followers, Obama 97 million.

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SOURCE: Annie Gowen 
The Washington Post