Rep. Rashida Tlaib: Obama ‘Looked Straight At Me and Said I’m Proud Of You’


Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MN) posted on her Twitter account Wednesday the picture she took with former President Barack Obama.

Obama recently met with freshman Democratic representatives and Tlaib said that the “best part was when he looked straight at me and said, ‘I’m proud of you”:

The picture has been met with mixed reactions:

The Washington Post reports Obama warned the Democrats to consider the costs of their progressive proposals.

‘He said we [as Democrats] shouldn’t be afraid of big, bold ideas — but also need to think in the nitty-gritty about how those big, bold ideas will work and how you pay for them,” one person told the Post.

While he did not name a specific proposal, many in the room took it as a reference to Medicare-for-all and the Green New Deal.

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.