WATCH: Obama's return to the public stage kicks off with an absolutely brilliant opening line 2 years ago

WATCH: Obama's return to the public stage kicks off with an absolutely brilliant opening line

He was far from the perfect president, but it is amazing what a little hindsight can do for your opinion of someone.

Barack Obama has been enjoying a few months of downtime after running the free world for eight years, but he's finally back in the public forum, kicking off this week at the University Of Chicago.

And this is how he began his speech:

Wow, today really has been a day for former Presidents throwing none-too-subtle shade at the current one.

Oh, to answer your question, not much happening Obama, just 100 or so days of waking up to the news that the world is once again on the brink of some indescribable threat for some brand new reason.

However, throughout his entire conversation with the people present at the speech, he never once mentioned the word "Trump".

Instead, Obama was focussed on his new goal in life, to assist the future builders of the world to help make it a better one for everyone.

Primarily, he does seem well aware of the fact that people with different opinions can set themselves up in something of an echo chamber, surrounding themselves with other people and different news outlets that only bounce back the version of the truth they already believe is true.

Expect to be seeing and hearing from Obama a lot more in the near future, as his newly launched public platform will take him all over America and Europe in they very near future.