Obama stood by his decision to allow entry to 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next fiscal year, The Washington Post reports. He also said he plans to stand by the American people and protect them, even if that means taking a few blows from the GOP.
“The people who are fleeing Syria are the most harmed by terrorism…they are parents, they are children, they are orphans,” Obama said. “It is very important that we do not close our hearts to these victims of such violence and somehow start equating the issue of refugees with the issue of terrorism.”
The latest attacks by the Islamic State occurred over the weekend in Paris, France. On Thursday, in Beirut, Lebanon, two suicide bombers also took the lives of 40 people.
What drew the most attention during Obama’s G20 speech was his blunt approach to his critics. The president told reporters and fellow world leaders that any naysayer who continues to “pop off” can come see him to present a specific plan better than his.
Twitter responded with joy because, well, Obama kept it all the way real.
And Obama said, “If folks wanna pop off…” pic.twitter.com/32SvdLAhIh
— deray mckesson (@deray) November 16, 2015
President Obama’s “Folks Wanna Pop Off” Is The Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week https://t.co/zSXG8vYyKI
— Angela Diane (@angeladiane) November 16, 2015
obama said isis was trying to “pop off”. subsequently, all of conservative media did an urban dictionary search of the term “pop off”.
— MAJIN BOOB 又 (@coreyforde) November 16, 2015
I still can’t believe Obama said “if folks wanna pop off” we gotta give him a third term for this
— Nathan Zed (@NathanZed) November 16, 2015
Barack tryna “Pop Off,” Dab Newton hittindemfolks on conservative white football fans nationwide, love it when the Black man shines on.
— Steph Cory For 3 (@CoryTownes) November 16, 2015
“folks wanna pop off.” – potus
that little bit of blackness he tried to hold back slipped through the cracks lol
— Ras The Destroyer (@Smooth_Orator) November 16, 2015
Jokes aside, the president’s tense address also included plans to effectively address climate change.
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