Have a tissue ready before reading Ben Rhodes’ account of Obama’s final farewell to Angela Merkel

The New York Times published a long piece Wednesday hyping “The World as It Is,” the upcoming memoir by longtime Barack Obama adviser Ben Rhodes.

As Twitchy reported, Rhodes has managed to make Obama sound even more arrogant than some suspected, with him contemplating things like, “Sometimes I wonder whether I was 10 or 20 years too early” and “Maybe we pushed too far.” Americans weren’t ready for the progressive future he envisioned, it seems, and just wanted to “fall back into their tribes.”

There’s another part of the story making the rounds on social media, and this one is Rhodes’ account of Obama’s final farewell to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, who felt obliged to run again after Donald Trump’s election to help maintain “the liberal national order.”

Ben Rhodes’ description of Angela Merkel’s final goodbye to President Obama is a special kind of melodrama. https://t.co/vlG0jxIQvp pic.twitter.com/sIU3s7Kp7q

— Andrew Mullins 🍿 (@AndrewWMullins) May 30, 2018

If this is a sample of what Rhodes’ book is going to be like, we’re going to need a box of tissues to keep our tears from staining the pages.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA https://t.co/IgJkmqP2R6

— ItsOver&WeLost (@incurabledevia1) May 30, 2018


— Anthony Zurcher (@awzurcher) May 30, 2018

he may want to get a refund on those creative writing credentials. “Single tear” indeed. https://t.co/KrZp4iO67N

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) May 30, 2018

Your daily reminder that Ben Rhodes is a fiction writer…. and a bad one. https://t.co/DZHCqLXFb7

— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) May 30, 2018

And then 2 eagles flew down and made love over top of them and everyone saluted

— Knight Gallery (@vapor_gallery) May 30, 2018


— Mick (@MickGMick) May 30, 2018

😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/ntMkQvmXpG

— Evil Red Kid (@_SOURKIDZ_) May 30, 2018

Lol He’s such a tool

— JankyDisplay (@JankyDisplay) May 30, 2018

Reads more like a soap opera. As The Stomach Turns.

— Jamie C. (@JamieLynnLVN) May 30, 2018

Pass me the sick bucket….🤮

— David Shaw (@The13Men) May 30, 2018

Screw Tom Clancy! This is real political fiction writing. I feel her pain, loneliness, and desperation.

— jkp71 (@ChillOutWorld) May 30, 2018

does he ghost write for Harlequin? 😂 pic.twitter.com/zk10NmWgV8

— Pat Butler®️™️ (@Pb65Jr) May 30, 2018

If you told me Aaron Sorkin wrote this for an episode of the West Wing, I’d believe you.

— Joe H (@JoeH0518) May 30, 2018

He’ll be writing NetFlix movies and series shortly. He can specialize in teen dramas.

— Ken Meyer (@Kcmeyer6971) May 30, 2018


TAKE A BOW! Ben Rhodes manages to make Obama sound EVEN MORE insufferably arrogant https://t.co/LXJCuhtQvi

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 30, 2018

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