Obama subtly roasts Samsung for Galaxy Note7

By Mashable

President Obama made a smokin’ hot analogy while delivering a speech about the Affordable Care Act.

On Thursday, the commander-in-chief stopped by Miami Dade College in Florida to discuss Obamacare’s strengths and weaknesses. And being the extremely relatable man that he is, he decided to compare healthcare issues to the recent talk of the tech world: exploding smartphones.

Samsung has been receiving a great deal of backlash for its infamous exploding Galaxy Note7 devices, and now that the president of the United States has cracked a joke on their behalf, Samsung has probably reached peak embarrassment.

During his speech, Obama can be heard saying, “When one of these companies comes out with a new smartphone, and it has a few bugs, what do they do? They fix it, they upgrade.”

Though he never mentioned Samsung or the Note7 by name, Obama went on to drop the huge hint that led people to believe he was calling out the tech company. “Unless it catches fire and then they just, then they pull it off the market,” prompting audience laughter.

“But you don’t go back to using a rotary phone! You don’t say, well we’re repealing smartphones, we’re just gonna do the dial-up thing,” Obama explained, reminding everyone that despite setbacks, we must move forward and continue striving for greatness.

Although the Note7 was a major fail, as Obama alluded to, it should not deter people from all smartphones.

Obama, please keep the topical references coming. And Samsung, hang in there.


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