May 17, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Read: Obama delivers high school commencement speech

A screenshot of former President Obama during his commencement address. Photo: Yahoo/YouTube

Former President Obama told graduating high school students Saturday that doing what's "convenient" and "easy" is "how little kids think." "Unfortunately a lot of so-called grownups, including some with fancy titles, important jobs, still think that way, which is why things are so screwed up," he added.

Why it matters: Obama's comments during his virtual commencement speech for the "Graduate Together: High School Class of 2020 Commencement," hosted by NBA star LeBron James, marked his second thinly veiled swipe at President Trump Saturday, although he didn't name him in either speech.

Read the full transcript of Obama's speech to graduating high school students via DocumentCloud below:

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