Today is Obama’s day
Former US President Barack Obama turned 57 years old today. And on his birthday, a whole lot of people celebrated the Obama Day.
Under a new state Law in Illinois, 4th August or the Barack Obama Day went on as a full-scale holiday. Since the former President came from the state of Illinois, the area celebrated and acknowledged him. However, considering the economy, Illinois could not afford to make it a proper holiday and allow the workers off. But the public greatly honored the fact that it was the former President’s birthday.
The ‘Barack Obama Day’ was not just restricted to the state of Illinois. Everybody in almost all corners of the country was all up for it. Twitter especially got caught up with people sending Barack Obama wishes, acknowledging the contributions he made for the country, and making hilariously mocking comparisons between the current and the former President.
A lot of people on Twitter believed that this day should be considered as a national holiday. The hashtag #ObamaDay went viral as people paid their regards to one of the greatest Presidents that the United States ha ever witnessed.
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 4, 2018
You know we need a new President when mere images of Barack Obama on #ObamaDay inspire a nation more than Trump ever has.
— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) August 4, 2018
Reminiscing on the days when Americans could hold up their heads with pride about the POTUS.
Whether you agreed with him or not, he was intelligent, articulate, honorable and dignified.
My, how times have changed.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) August 4, 2018
People also mentioned the great things that President Obama did to them as a person or the whole nation.
Happy Birthday, President @BarackObama
Thanks for allowing me to focus on fighting for my child’s life for 8yrs & not worrying about her losing her healthcare & our family going into medical bankruptcy. I took it for granted but fighting every day to protect healthcare #ObamaDay pic.twitter.com/IJzeHhw2aN
— Natalie Weaver (@Nataliew1020) August 4, 2018
"You weren't 'embarrassed' by Barack Obama.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) August 4, 2018
Many people took this opportunity to draw out comparisons between President Trump and President Obama as a whole. Others also attacked the current administrative policies under Trump to further appreciate Obama’s role in office.
I miss having a president who didn’t lock refugee children in cages, tweet out propaganda, look up to dictators, bully allies, had courage, strength and inspired the country. A president who wasn’t a weak ignorant racist traitor who hired the most corrupt monsters ever. #ObamaDay
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 4, 2018
Melania Trump marks #ObamaDay by apologizing for publicly claiming President Obama wasn't born in America.
Oh sorry I read that wrong.
No actually she just hates her husband enough to publicly humiliate him by not supporting his racist bullshit on this particular occasion.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 4, 2018
Until Mueller or federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York put the con-man quisling behind bars where he belongs, as long as Americans have to endure the most depraved and morally bankrupt president in our history, Donald Trump — every day should be #ObamaDay.
— Bill Madden (@activist360) August 4, 2018
A lot of people on Twitter found Obama’s birthday as the chance to be creative. However, President Trump also became the target of a lot of many memes that were made for this occasion.
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) August 4, 2018
— SaBeet (@Fallenbronze) August 4, 2018
Former first lady, Michelle Obama also wished her husband his birthday with a tweet that won over many hearts.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) August 4, 2018
Twitter is exploding with the love that President Obama received on his day. And by the looks of it, he was much more respected than President Trump might ever be.