President Obama, in the midst of his annual 16-day vacation in Hawaii, joked Friday about working out at the Marine Corps Base gym in a Christmas message to U.S. troops.
Describing the experience as a “problem,” Obama said it made him “feel small,” according to The Hill.
Obama jokes about his workouts in Hawaii: Marines make me feel "small" https://t.co/ex9dmyO1zo pic.twitter.com/nHLGDFEwk1
— The Hill (@thehill) December 26, 2015
“The only problem I’ve got when I’m here is having to work out with Marines in the gym,” the president said. “Because I generally feel like your commander-in-chief is in pretty good shape, and then I get next to some guy curling 100 pounds and it makes me feel small.”
“But that’s okay. It gives me some inspiration,” he added. “I’m going to work harder so I can keep up with you next year, all right?”
If he plans on keeping pace with the U.S. Marines, perhaps he should first realize that when fighting our nation’s battles, they are in to “win.”
Obama’s comments unleashed a wave of snark on social media, with one user noting: “Self-awareness. Finally.” Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter.
@thehill How small? This small. pic.twitter.com/yRteEW8xTa
— Greg Burton (@WG_Burton) December 26, 2015
“@thehill Obama…: Marines make me feel ‘small'” Men who are willing to die vs. a guy who is eager to lie. Of course u feel small: you are!
— UnfreezYourMind (@UnfreezYourMind) December 26, 2015
We’ve seen him on his girlie bike an wearing mom jeans. @thehill
— Sue Smith (@SueSmith511) December 27, 2015
@thehill The Cub Scouts make Obama look small. (Apologies to the scouts, they can repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.) #TGDN
— Paladin (@Paladin_Warrior) December 26, 2015
@thehill Self-awareness. Finally.
— Emmet O’Neal III (@EmmetONealIII) December 26, 2015
@thehill We’ve all seen the 5 lbs. Dumbbells Obama works out with, makes perfect sense. ?
— Brad Moseley (@DoubleEagle49) December 26, 2015
@thehill you are small, they can’t make you something you aren’t already
— A.J. Brookmyer (@ajbrooky68) December 26, 2015
@Mel_lific @thehill was he in the shower with them?
— darrelanderson (@darrelanderson) December 27, 2015
@thehill He finally realizes what most of us have known for years & not just on a physical level either.
— Lisa (@Flyingright1) December 27, 2015
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