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Filmmaker Tweets About Obama’s Good Ol’ Days and Got An Unexpected Response

Though far different from those surrounding the current administration, Barack Obama’s two terms as president were not without major controversies. (Marc Nozell)

Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry reminisced recently about the Barack Obama presidency as free of major scandals, but Twitter users swiftly reminded him that it wasn’t always pleasant.

Cherry tweeted Monday, May 9, that he missed Obama’s less-shameful actions amid news that President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey.

Immediately, people chimed in to point out the issues with the Obama administration.

One noted Obama’s reforms, like healthcare and marriage equality.

The division led to a back-and-forth among users who positively looked back on Obama’s time in office and those who pointed out the flaws in some of his decisions.

Some debated the results of the Affordable Care Act.

They also argued over the 2011 drone strike Obama ordered that killed the 16-year-old son of Anwar Awlaki, who CNN reported acted as a spokesperson for al Qaeda.

Others bickered over the $400 million the U.S. sent to Iran on the same day that hostages were freed in 2016, but The Wall Street Journal reported American officials denied it was a ransom payment.

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Several chose to focus on Obama’s light-colored suit.

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