Since leaving office, former President Barack Obama has been a vocal critic of Trump’s Presidency.
This is in heavy contrast to past Presidents who have stayed relatively quiet.
Now Obama has found a way to inject his commentary into the televisions of 125 million people.
On Monday, the video streaming service Netflix announced that former President Barack Obama, along with his wife Michelle, have entered a multi-year agreement to produce content for Netflix.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.
— Netflix US (@netflix) May 21, 2018
“Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world,” the former president stated.
This deal was first floated in March, which led towards intense backlash from conservative Americans concerned with Barack Obama having a platform to stream content to the 125 million Netflix subscribers. Many conservatives began boycotting the company, which led towards a decline in the streaming companies’ stock in the days after details of the deal emerged.
Many boycotting the company took to Twitter to show their displeasure.
i WAS going to sign up with Netflix, but since I found out This, and Also found out it is partially owned/controlled by SOROS, I choose NOT to join Netflix…..
— Dawn (@dawnteddebear) March 11, 2018
— Deplorable Je Saist (@Zerias) March 11, 2018
With the finalization of the deal come more details about what to expect from the Obama’s new television career. It has been revealed that the content produced by the Obamas will not be made by Netflix, but instead go through the newly formed Higher Hope Productions.
While the exact details of what kind of content will be produced is unclear, there is a high likelihood it will have a far-left bent. In the past years, following a series of investments by billionaire financier George Soros, the streaming service has shifted to the left.
Shows with titles such as “Dear White People,” which has strong racial undertones against white people, have become a normal fixture in their show lineups. They have also embraced the post-modernist idea of there being infinite genders based on an individual’s own identity, even editing a portion of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” to remove a statement that there are only two genders.
Netflix also recently added former President Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice as a member of their board of directors.
The deal with the Obama family comes at the same time that Netflix is making deals with far-left outlets like BuzzFeed and Vox. Video content from Vox has defended the violent communist group Antifa, and viciously attacked President Trump on many occasions.
Barack Obama has been no stranger to attacking President Donald Trump. Most recently he came out against Trump’s decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal, which Obama originally helped negotiate.
There are few issues more important to the security of the US than the potential spread of nuclear weapons or the potential for even more destructive war in the Middle East. Today’s decision to put the JCPOA at risk is a serious mistake. My full statement: https://t.co/4oTdXESbxe
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 8, 2018
This comes in contrast to the behavior of past presidents, who have usually stayed quiet on the decisions of their predecessors, even when they disagree with their decisions.
Barack Obama could likely use his new platform to go after President Trump with a massive audience.
According to the Nielsen Company, which tracks consumer television habits, 49 percent of streaming content is done through Netflix, with no other company coming close. This deal will ensure the Obama family has a massive platform.
While release dates are not yet confirmed, sources familiar with the deal believe the first pieces of content from the Obamas will come in 2019.