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The Way Barack Obama Deals With Hecklers Compared To Trump Really Just Says It All

With Tuesday, November 6 midterm elections primed to act either as a vocal rebuke or a consummate approval of Republican's performance over the past two years, former President Barack Obama traveled to key battleground states.

The 44th President campaigned for Democratic candidates who he believes will help protect his legacy.


At a rally in Florida for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, the former President reminded the nation how a civilized person deals with distinctly uncivilized behavior when a group of hecklers began taunting him during his speech.

After the hecklers began cursing at him, Obama went into full dad-mode, saying:

"Don't curse in front of kids, come on."

Watch the exchange here.

Obama's behavior offers a stark contrast to President Trump who, as recently as a couple weeks ago, advocated for violence against reporters who don't support him and continues to brand them as "enemies of the people."

When confronted with similar protestors at his rallies, President Trump has said "I'd like to punch him in the face" and urged his supporters to use violence as well.

Obama, on the other hand, kept a cooler head, saying:

"Here's the deal: If you support the other candidates, then you should go support the other candidates. Don't be here. One of the things I never understood was why, if you're supporting the other guy, you come to my rally."


Upon watching the videos, Twitter users were feeling some major nostalgia for the Obama era.




Some Twitter users used the President's mild-mannered message as a way to convince voters who they should vote for this upcoming Tuesday.



For others, watching the former President speak filled them with both gratitude and regret at the current state of our politics.



Obama also asked a simple question that the protestors probably didn't have a good answer for:

"Why are the people who won the last election so made all the time?"




His words reminded many of a simpler time.




Thanks for setting a good example we should all be following, President Obama!


H/T - Mashable, Washington Post