As President Obama came under fire for scheduling a $400,000 speaking gig at a Wall Street firm next fall, he pocketed the same amount for a speech Thursday night for A&E Networks.
During the speech at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, Obama delivered a sly dig at his successor’s prolific tweeting.
Obama was asked how he coped with frustrating moments as president, and responded: ‘By not having a Twitter account.’
President Donald Trump has repeatedly come under fire for comments posted on Twitter, while Obama was considerably more restrained.
He made the comment in an interview with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin at the event last night.
Goodwin observed that Abraham Lincoln used to write angry letters when he needed to vent his frustration, but would not send them.
Obama said that the things he most misses about living at the White House included sitting on the Truman balcony on summer nights, a source told the New York Post.