Barack Obama Surprises Kids at DC After-School Program: ‘You Guys Are Gonna Do Great Things’

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Former President Barack Obama shocked a group of children at  Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Baseball Academy’s after-school program in D.C. Wednesday.

Handing out high fives, tossing a football, and running bases as a baseball diamond, the former president let loose with the children and provided some encouragement.

“You know, when I see what you guys are doing I think everybody here — if you guys work hard, work hard in school, listen to your coaches — you guys are gonna do great things,” he said to the group.

“So I’m gonna be on the lookout for you, huh? Cause I think you’re gonna do something important, you guys are gonna make a real difference, we’re gonna be really proud of you.”

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According to NBC Sports, Obama was there to help celebrate the end of the school year and hung around the local area, visiting the on-site farmer’s market and giving lessons to the kids about teamwork.

“Great to get out there and take a few cuts at the plate yesterday—I had a blast with all these extraordinary young people,” Obama tweeted Thursday. “Thanks for letting me drop in and thanks to the Nationals Youth Academy for the outstanding work you do to support youth in DC.”

While the children at Nats Youth Academy weren’t expecting him, the 44th president has taken to surprising schools, hospitals, campaigns, and other organizations as part of his style since he left office.

Obama dawned a Santa hat and a sack full of toys and made the rounds at Children’s National Hospital in the capital over Christmas time for a surprise visit. Last year, he shocked a group of Chicago high school students by sitting in on one of their summer classes.


  1. This is a Class Act from our Former President Obama.. The deranged Conman embarrassment we have in the WH now, will ever get the Respect , Admiration, Popularity, Morality, or Intelligence that President Obama so well deserved..

  2. That’s a Class Act! Truly his MO.. The Deranged Conman Embarrassment we have in there now, will never be as popular as President Obama!

  3. Hopefully they don’t follow him in the “Greatness” category…….I cannot think of anything Great that he did or accomplished……..may be a reach but I believe Obama was in office using same tactics Hillary and the DNC are using/used against Trump…..????

    1. Obozo was President at the time of the Russian hacking, Steele dossier, and FISA warrants so yeah he was part of the attacks against the Trump campaign.

  4. Was he wearing his ‘lady’ jeans? At least he just ran the bases and didn’t throw out the first pitch.

    1. Is that a reference to his “dad jeans”? When did he wear lady jeans?

  5. Since it’s obvious BO has no intention of fading away I’d rather him chatting up students at after school programs here at home than his shooting off his big mouth to denigrate the US at some conference in another country.

    1. “Since it’s obvious BO has no intention of fading away”

      I am confused.

      Are you saying that King Donald The Loser will be a shrinking voilet when he is expelled from office, whether willingly or not? OMG, you have GOT to be kidding!

      1. Not what I am saying at all. I expect the difference will be DJT will not be putting the US down which is my primary objection to Super O.

        1. you just confused contusion even more than he or she already is with that response.

        2. “Not what I am saying at all.”

          I am pretty sure that that is exactly what you were suggesting. You accused Obama of grabbing attention after his presidency, and you expect the King to run, hide and stay quiet? The attention Graboid? Not a chance!

          You are definitely confused.

          1. With few exceptions every former POTUS remains in the public eye to some extent. It is the message I am opposed to. No where did I suggest DJT would fade into obscurity.
            I suspect your confusion stems from the idea that a former POTUS wouldn’t denigrate the country he did not lead from behind.

          2. “Since it’s obvious BO has no intention of fading away”

            Those are your words. Their meaning is clear.

          3. I suppose one must congratulate you on your ability to parrot words whose concepts you have a hard time with. You are correct I believe BO has no intention of fading but absolutely no where in any of my posts have I even hinted that I thought DJT would fade away either.

            Frankly, I have always been of the opinion that every former POTUS should err on the side of being a “shrinking violet” as you put it but, realistically, I know it doesn’t happen as much as I wish.

            So yes, Barry has a big mouth, so does DJT and heavens knows they both have the ego so it’s unlikely either will ever completely “fade” away. The major difference will ultimately be, I suspect, the main difference: Obama goes overseas and slams this country while, I suspect, DJT won’t. Will he “slam” politics and individual politicians, probably. However that is still considerably different than bad mouthing the country as a whole.

          4. I’m still waiting for contusion’s comment to that.

          5. Your compassion has diminishing returns; don’t waste your precious time with the gen. jg. It (of the 7 gender possibilities) may be scrabbling with a brain tremor, or the brain may have seized up; viscosity diluted to yield a vain and gone-around-in- circles screech. TDS does that it seems.

      2. We know where he won’t be: on a tarmac chatting up an AG to pull his wife’s bacon out of the fire

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