During a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia, President Obama thanked himself after listing his accomplishments while in office, a nod to the “Thanks, Obama” meme.
“I’ve seen in America that for all the challenges, for all the noise of the politics, still has the capacity to come together and do great things,” he said. “We fought our way back from the worst recession in 80 years. We turned around a declining economy. We helped our auto industry set new records. Our businesses created 15 million new jobs. Slashed our dependence on foreign oil. Doubled our production of clean energy. Made marriage equality a reality in all 50 states.”
Obama continued to list achievements from his two terms in office, including the death of Osama Bin Laden, new diplomatic relations with Cuba, and the nuclear deal with Iran.
“By so many measures, America’s stronger and more prosperous than when we started out on this journey together,” he said. “Republicans don’t like to hear good news right now. But it’s important just to understand this is a big deal. More Americans are working. More have health insurance. Incomes are rising. Poverty is falling.”
“Thanks, Obama,” he concluded, turning the meme on its head.