Former President Barack Obama upset the “far-left” when he told 2020 Democrats hopefuls to remain “rooted in reality” during a fundraising meeting with donors on Friday night, Nov. 15.

The hashtag “Too Far Left” was trending on Twitter on Saturday as Democratic socialists and more progressive members of the party jeered his comments.

“Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision we also have to be rooted in reality,” Obama said, according to The New York Times. “The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it. And I think it’s important for us not to lose sight of that.”

During the meeting, Obama said that Democrats, independents, and moderate Republicans do not align with the same views reflected on “certain left-leaning Twitter feeds” or “the activist wing of our party.”

Obama’s remarks appeared to reference to the “Squad” — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — whose members are widely viewed as the face of the far-left in the Democrat Party. 

“I don’t think we should be deluded into thinking that the resistance to certain approaches to things is simply because voters haven’t heard a bold enough proposal and if they hear something as bold as possible then immediately that’s going to activate them,” Obama said.

“There are a lot of persuadable voters and there are a lot of Democrats out there who just want to see things make sense,” he added. “They just don’t want to see crazy stuff. They want to see things a little more fair, they want to see things a little more just. And how we approach that I think will be important.”

Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Omar eagerly endorsed Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who has called for a “political revolution,” promoting sweeping proposals such as “Medicare for All,” a Green New Deal, and free college and free universal child care. Pressley supported Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who promised Medicare for All and an Ultra-Millionaire tax.

Ocasio-Cortez shrugged off the claim that she and her fellow Democrats are “pushing the party left,” saying that they are “bringing the party home” instead. 

The hashtag quickly rose to the No. 1 spot on Twitter after former Hillary Clinton aide Peter Daou took offense to the comment.

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