President Obama cites 'Grumpy Cat' while mocking republicans

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Obama: Republicans "Like Grumpy Cat"

Wondering why Republicans are "so down on America" at an event on Friday, President Obama compared the GOP to the internet's most ubiquitous sad face, the one and only Grumpy Cat — whom Obama then mimicked. "Everything is terrible, according to them," he added. Speaking to supporters at the DNC Women's Leadership Forum, Obama made a series of criticisms regarding the Republican Party's antics, and insisted he was proud of the current Democratic candidates for president and how their first debate showed they had optimism about America's future and provided a stark contrast with their GOP counterparts. "You've gotta feel bad for the fact-checkers for the Republicans," Obama noted, "cause they've got to spend hours trying to keep up with some of the crazy stuff that their candidates are claiming."

Obama also ridiculed the now standard Republican resistance to the conclusions of climate scientists.

Grumpy Cat, likely pleased to be in the news again, was quick to respond to Obama's comparison:

For their part, the GOP issued this tweet on Saturday morning:

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