On Tuesday (May 16), former President Barack Obama was mocked for saying in a recent interview that a “divided media” keeps him up at night.
Jesse Watters claimed on Fox News’ “Jesse Watters Primetime” that Obama craved attention regarding his comments on “CBS Mornings.”
The former President was asked what keeps him up at night.
In response, he described his greatest worries: the degree of “divided conversation” and “divided media.”
He then discussed how there were only “three TV stations” when he was growing up, which meant “people were getting a similar sense of what is true and what isn’t, what was real and what was not.”
He then emphasized that what he finds most concerning is that “a splintering media” has led many to “occupy different realities,” emphasizing that people now say things like, “‘Well, that didn’t happen, or I don’t believe that.'”
Watters addressed the former President’s response, highlighting that he hadn’t raised China, fentanyl, or “dirty nukes” as issues that keep him awake but a “divided media.”
She asserted that the former President was losing sleep “because he doesn’t control every media outlet?”
She queried whether Obama was “mad” the CIA couldn’t “spoon feed lies” to the three major networks the former President referenced.
Watters concluded that the former Democratic President was losing “beauty rest” as a result of “American voters actually have access to more information.”
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s former political consultant, noted that Obama had gone from “hope we can, yes we can” to “wagging his finger at us… shaming us.”