Fox Business host Lou Dobbs suggested Friday that U.S. Marshals should bring former President Barack Obama back to the United States because of disparaging comments he made about President Donald Trump while in India.
During a leadership forum Friday in New Delhi, Obama, who embarked on his own trip to Asia just weeks after Trump returned from his own Asia tour, took aim at Trump’s Twitter habits.
Obama had been asked to respond to comments his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, made Tuesday during a speech in Toronto. In her remarks, Michelle Obama had said it is not a good idea to “tweet from bed,” a clear reference to Trump’s frequent early-morning tweets.
Her husband seemed to agree.
“Michelle was giving the general idea … don’t say the first thing that pops in your head. Have a little bit of an edit function,” Barack Obama said, according to The Washington Post.
“Think before you speak, think before you tweet,” he added, while noting that he had 100 million followers on the social media platform, which is “more than other people who use it more often.”
Trump has almost 44 million followers on Twitter, while Obama has 97.5 million.
Dobbs, the host of the Fox Business program “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” responded by suggesting that U.S. Marshals follow the former president around, so that when he takes aim at Trump while overseas, they can bring him back to America.
“I mean, he should be brought back by the Marshals,” Dobbs added. “Isn’t there some law that says presidents shouldn’t be attacking sitting presidents?”
Forbes replied that “there’s an unwritten one, sort of a Logan Act for ex-presidents,” but clarified that it was not enforceable.
During the segment, Dobbs also blasted Obama for criticizing the populist agenda that “President Trump has brought with him to Washington, D.C.”
“He calls it destructive populism,” Dobbs said. “I guess he prefers destructive elitism. At least the people get a voice now.”
Since leaving office, Obama has publicly criticized Trump for a host of issues, including his decision to to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement and his move to end the Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals program.
But Trump, for his part, has not backed down from calling out his predecessor.
President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2016
“President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!” Trump tweeted as recently as August.