The Galaxy Note 7 debacle was unfortunate for Samsung, but it’s not too soon to crack jokes about it. We’ve all seen the GIFs by now. Maybe you’ve made a meme or two. It’s making light of an unfortunate, but not terribly important in the grand scheme of things, issue, and even President Obama is getting in on the fun. During a recent speech, the President made a sly comment about the phones without explicitly naming them.
He’s talking about the Obamacare act during the relevant part of the speech, using a comparison to smartphones to point out that having issues with the law doesn’t mean it should be thrown out…the same way a buggy smartphone needs to be fixed, not thrown away. That is, with one exception.
This is a simultaneous 🔥🔥🔥 on Samsung, Republicans and rotary phones. pic.twitter.com/HkHJeUfbL7
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) October 20, 2016
Watch the video above for the full effect, but in case you can’t, here’s what he said:
And think about it. 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 it. Unless it catches fire. Then they just pull it off the market. 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. That’s not what you do. The same basic principle applies here. We’re not gonna go back to discriminating against Americans with pre-existing conditions.
He follows the bolded portion above with a nice yup I said that facial expression, which was icing on the cake at that point.