In his CNN Town Hall yesterday, Democratic President Joe Biden perfectly summarized many Americans' deeply held feelings about former Republican President Donald Trump.
But not because he laid into Trump's legislative legacy, or raked him over the coals for inciting a deadly riot, or any of the other easy targets for criticism.
Rather, he simply said, "I'm tired of talking about Donald Trump."
Relatable, Mr. President.
The president said it twice -- and he's hardly alone in the sentiment. https://t.co/KxOwzs5VEk— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1613544439.0
The President is so tired of talking about the man who formerly held his job, he even referred to him as "the former guy" at one point, a phrase that has since gone viral.
The town hall covered a range of topics, from the minimum wage and immigration to student debt and racism. Of course, the ongoing pandemic drew the most focus, with Biden offering more detail on his administration's vaccination plans and approaches toward re-opening schools.
But when it came time to discuss the previous administration's handling of the pandemic, Biden made clear he wasn't interested.
"I'm tired of talking about Donald Trump and I don't want to talk about him anymore."
You can say that again, as the saying goes. And the President did.
When the town hall turned its focus onto the other issue monopolizing our minds nowadays, the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Biden reiterated his "over it" attitude toward the former President. Asked about Trump's acquittal in the impeachment trial that resulted from his incitement of that incident, Biden declined to take the bait.
Rather, Biden elaborated upon and reiterated his previous sentiment:
"Look, for four years, all that's been in the news is Trump. For the next four years, I want to make sure all the news is about the American people. I'm tired of talking about Trump."
And suffice to say, it struck a chord with many. On Twitter, tons of people were basically like, "Same, Mr. President."
So say 81,283,097 other Americans as well. https://t.co/AmlkOr6QWw— David Swinney (@David Swinney) 1613537900.0
@HuffPost The only two words I have ever blocked on Twitter the first word is Donald ..... apologies to Donald Duck 🦆— GailPatricia (@GailPatricia) 1613544766.0
“That former guy” is close to perfect without being vulgar... Joe Biden Finally Says What A Lot Of People Are Thi… https://t.co/Z2X4Bw7aoW— Michal Winegardner (@Michal Winegardner) 1613579997.0
“Former guy” is trump’s new official title.— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1613530887.0
I'd like a refund of every brain cell I lost having to think of that former guy. I won't think more of him than I t… https://t.co/vfTcKaBXYB— Kat Mac (@Kat Mac) 1613594050.0
Me too. Tired of talking about Trump & those auditioning to become the next Trump. https://t.co/dhwpYW7e3u— Elvia Diaz (@Elvia Diaz) 1613539229.0
I was tired of him before he was POTUS! #TheFormerGuy https://t.co/4Z8tC2MaBp— DebbyDoo (@DebbyDoo) 1613549066.0
President Biden is all of us. https://t.co/D3xckeRLqi— Jess (@Jess) 1613534961.0
@thehill I’m tired of reading about Trump. Can the news stop talking abt Trump? Please.— Kay (@Kay) 1613530750.0
Amen https://t.co/hMBg9u0RCQ— Leslie Marshall (@Leslie Marshall) 1613533520.0
We're probably unlikely to hear less about Trump any time soon, but it's good to know that even the President understands our fatigue.