It’s not unusual for a commencement speech delivered by President Obama to include a dose of politics, whether it’s a focus on climate change, talk about voting rights, or jabs against Republican members of Congress.
But on Sunday at the graduation ceremonies for Rutgers University, the President – without mentioning Donald Trump by name – moved to more aggressively confront the likely GOP nominee, repeatedly mocking Trump’s call to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico.
“The world is more interconnected than ever before, and it’s becoming more connected every day,” the President told Rutgers students.
“Building walls won’t change that,” as many in the crowd applauded.
“Class of 2016, let me be as clear as I can be. In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue,” the President said.
Even without saying Trump’s name, students at Rutgers noticed:
It was yet another public swipe at Trump by Mr. Obama, who has been more and more open to taking those jabs in public.
Of course, the President might be out in public doing even more of that – except for one thing – the Democratic race still isn’t officially over.