Barack Obama revealed his plans for the presidential library, but the big reveal didn’t go as planned…
According to Mad World News, the initial plans for the library were trashed by critics who claimed its proposed structure would block scenic views and take up too much parkland in Chicago, which is why they were particularly outraged when the new design featured an even taller building – take a look:
The plans for the Obama Library are…
— Chuck (@ivychat) January 10, 2018
People across the country immediately noticed one embarrassing detail Obama missed – many have pointed out that the building resembles a trashcan, which actually makes it fitting for the worst president ever.
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
— Stormont Energy (@Stormontenergy) January 10, 2018
Cats will love it. pic.twitter.com/xP7gPQugC5
— John Wilson (@TheEagleDares) January 10, 2018
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
Or the idea came to them right after they ordered in dinner… pic.twitter.com/0sAlMmUz17
— Kevin Creighton (@ExurbanKevin) January 10, 2018
The former president takes himself very seriously and has sucha huge ego that he couldn’t wait to unveil a library named after him. Anyway, these reactions seem to have taken the wind right out of his sales!
This happened just 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. According to the plans, in the library are going to be included: a presidential museum, a basketball court, a room for yoga classes and a test kitchen to teach visitors “about the full production cycle of nutritious food”. The last one is a reference to Michelle’s campaign for healthy eating and lifestyles, and it has been slammed by Chicago Tribune columnist Ron Grossman – take a look:
“I have to say this: The renderings for the Obama museum are ‘little plans,’ more likely to congeal than stir blood. I was brought up so short by the space in the adjoining Forum building labeled ‘test kitchen’, which I guess it is supposed to reflect Michelle’s war on junk food.
The museum’s champions suggest it might host yoga classes. President Obama, is this how you want to be remembered – the healthy-eating and meditation-advocating president? That is certainly not how I want the story to come down to my grandchildren’s children.”