These days, it’s a tad lazy to compare the presidencies or even post-presidencies of Barack Obama and Donald Trump to each other, because Trump has long ago proven to us that he is one of the worst people in the entire world, just an absolutely wretched shell of a man entirely incapable basic human empathy and single-mindedly obsessed with narcissistic delusions. But there are certain events, especially around the holiday season, that makes you pause and just marvel at just how dramatically Donald Trump fails the human decency test and how easy it is to just not be a monster.
Social media users began reflecting on President Obama’s genuine affection for his community and the Obama family’s commitment to spreading joy to those who could use it after the former Commander-in-Chief surprised children at the Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago last week.
— Merone (@Merone) December 4, 2021
❤️ To spread some love and show their gratitude this holiday season, President and Mrs. Obama visited the @ComerChildrens Hospital today to pass out gifts to patients unable to be home for the holidays. pic.twitter.com/PhJ07wNPg6
— The Obama Foundation (@ObamaFoundation) December 4, 2021
— UChicago EM (@UChicagoEM) December 3, 2021
Social media users were blown away by the wholesomeness of it all — and many couldn’t help but draw comparisons with the man who spends his days pushing conspiracy theories and undermining our democracy from his mansion.
Obama spent the day at a hospital handing out presents to sick kids.
— Pugs Moran: Neoteric Hack (@pugsandco) December 5, 2021
Former President Obama delivers gifts to kids in the hospital. Former President Trump has kids delivered to his home in Mar-A-Lago as gifts by Jeffrey Epstein. That right there is why we fight to keep BOZO the Trump away from the WH again.
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) December 6, 2021
Left: President Obama in surprise visit to D.C. children’s hospital in 2018
Right: President Obama making a surprise visit to Comer Children's hospital in 2021
I believe the best thing about being President must be the period after when you are not President any more pic.twitter.com/a3HdrRQv8z
— Alicia Smith 💙🌊🌊 #FBR (@AliciaSmith987) December 6, 2021
President Obama was out delivering gifts at Comer Children's Hospital yesterday.
Trump was out delivering disinformation on why he thinks he won the 2020 election.
— Avenger Resister (@AvengerResister) December 6, 2021
The Obama’s made a visit to the @ComerChildrens Hospital to help Santa pass out gifts. Just one more reason to love them! 🎄🦌 #TheObamas #Christmas2021 #FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 pic.twitter.com/JGwNkarNNM
— Ashley’s Vaxxed & Votes Blue ✨😷🌱🌏🥁🌈🕶🐝🌊✨ (@KuckelmanAshley) December 5, 2021
This is so heartwarming. To learn more google “Obama Hospital” https://t.co/d5Fe1sH2JR
— San Diego SRA (@SanDiegoSRA) December 4, 2021
While President Obama is visiting children’s hospitals for the holidays, what Is TFG doing? Standup comedy at weddings?
— Freda (@DrFredGodfrey) December 6, 2021
Food for my weary soul💙 I love this decent human so much💙💙
— LKH (@1962LKH) December 6, 2021
This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.