Former President Barack Obama finally revealed his plans for his presidential library this week. However, the big reveal didn’t quite go as well as he was hoping it would…
Mad World News reported that the initial plans for Obama’s library were trashed by critics who claimed the proposed structure would block scenic views and take up too much parkland in Chicago. That’s why they were particularly outraged this week when the new design featured an even taller building that is transparent in parts.
Here’s what Obama’s new plans look like:
The plans for the Obama Library are…
— Chuck (@ivychat) January 10, 2018
Americans everywhere immediately noticed one detail Obama missed, and it’s downright embarrassing. Many have pointed out that Obama’s building closely resembles a trashcan, which makes it oddly fitting for the worst president of all time.
Obama’s library was inspired by some of the greatest art of our time pic.twitter.com/AdHqteeE8g
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 10, 2018
— Mo Shippy (@moshippy) January 10, 2018
As if that wasn’t humiliating enough for Obama, others said it looked like a cat litter box, a cheese grater, or Chinese food container:
I don’t know, I think the Obama Presidential Library design isn’t that bad. pic.twitter.com/1Q4ywdV1xI
— Kyle Sammin (@KyleSammin) January 10, 2018
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Obama takes himself very seriously, and his ego is so huge that he couldn’t wait to unveil the library that would be named after him. These reactions definitely took the wind right out of his sales!
This comes after Fox News reported that the planners of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago are getting backlash for some less-than-lofty features in the sprawling complex. The plans state that there will be a presidential museum, but also a basketball court, possibly a room for yoga classes, and a test kitchen to teach visitors “about the full production cycle of nutritious food.”
The test kitchen is a reference to Michelle’s campaign for healthy eating and lifestyles. However, Chicago Tribune columnist Ron Grossman slammed the “test kitchen” idea as not worthy of the ideals and history for which the presidential center is supposed to stand.
“Mr. President, I’ve got to tell you: The renderings for your museum are ‘little plans,’ more likely to congeal than stir blood,” he wrote, adding that the problem is not the design, but the add-ons.
“What brought me up short was a space in the adjoining Forum building labeled ‘test kitchen.’ Presumably that reflects Michelle Obama’s war on junk food. The museum’s champions similarly suggest it could host yoga classes,” he wrote. “President Obama, is that how you want to be remembered? As the healthy-eating and meditation-advocating president? That’s not how I want the story to come down to my grandchildren’s children.”
It seems that even the people in his own hometown of Chicago are now tired of Obama!