Obama Seemingly Makes Dig At Trump's Twitter Use

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Some think former President Barack Obama subtly made a jab at President Donald Trump's use of Twitter.

Obama observed he often saw people "getting in trouble" after sending out a tweet and warned others to be careful, HuffPost reports.

"Don’t say the first thing that pops into your head, just have a little bit of an edit function, that’s wise for life generally," he told journalist Karan Thapar at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, India, on Dec. 1. "You see people getting in all kinds of trouble because they sent out some tweet and then they’re trying to erase it afterwards but somebody’s screenshot it and they’re getting embarrassed."

“Think before you speak, think before you tweet, same principle,” he added.

Some also wonder if Obama boasted about his Twitter following, which is almost double the size of Trump's.

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"I think it's important to be mindful about both the power of these tools and also its limits and to understand it can be used for both good or for ill," he said.

"And look, I've got 100 million Twitter followers," he added. "I actually have more than other people who use it more often."

The remark prompted laughter from the audience, who saw it as another dig at Trump.

It wasn't the only time during the interview Obama commented on the current president.

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Asked whether cartoon character Donald Duck or Donald Trump better reflected America, Obama again refrained from directly berating Trump.

He responded by noting Americans could be kind and noble, but other times cruel and short-sighted.

"It is just this cacophony of life," he said. "And it throws up all kinds of variety. And there are political trends in America that I don't agree with or abide by, but I recognize as part of a running thread in American life."

The former president was finishing up a five-day international tour that included stops in France, China and India.

According to a report from the India-based Central Tibetan Administration, Obama then met with the Dalai Lama to discuss "compassion and altruism" for 45 minutes after making the Twitter remarks.

"It was very good, I think we are really two old trusted friend," the Dalai Lama later commented of the meeting. "I mentioned to him that now time has come for us to promote the sense of oneness among seven billion human beings. It is sad to see there are so much differences among people."

Sources: HuffPost, Central Tibetan Administration / Featured Image: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos/DoD/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: U.S. Government/Wikimedia Commons, Lance Cpl. Cristian Ricardo/U.S. Marine Corps/Wikimedia Commons

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