Obama Should Be Detained for Making Fun of Trump, Says Fox Host

Former President Barack Obama speaks during a leadership summit in New Delhi on December 1. Reuters

Former President Barack Obama should be detained by federal officials for talking badly about President Donald Trump. After Obama said this week that people should "think before you speak, think before you tweet," in an apparent reference to Trump's twilight Twitter rants, Fox Business' Lou Dobbs had harsh words for Obama.

"I think U.S. Marshals should follow him, and any time he wants to go follow the president like he is, and behave… I mean, this is just bad manners. It's boorish, it's absurd, he doesn't realize how foolish he looks. I mean, he should be brought back by the Marshals," Dobbs said. "Isn't there some law that says presidents shouldn't be attacking sitting presidents?"

Dobbs's guest Steve Forbes added on that Obama doesn't realize he "doesn't matter anymore."

Obama never actually mentioned Trump during his remarks in New Delhi. He was asked about his wife, Michelle Obama, making comments about how it was not a good idea to "tweet from bed," a reference to Trump. "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 explained. "Think before you speak, think before you tweet." He also pointed out he has 100 million followers, or "more than other people who use it more often."

Trump has been vocal about his criticisms of Obama, before and during his presidency. Trump falsely claimed Obama wasn't really born in the U.S. and once tweeted, "President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States."

President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2016

Dobbs and Obama also have a long, ugly history. When Obama was running for president in 2008, he blamed Dobbs, a critic of illegal immigration, for "feeding a kind of xenophobia." "There's a reason why hate crimes against Hispanic people doubled last year. If you have people like Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh ginning things up, it's not surprising that would happen," he said during a Florida fundraiser. The Washington Post said Obama was not being truthful about hate crime statistics when he made the remark.