Barack Obama Advises His Past Self in a Short Video that Makes 2016 Even More PainfulAimée Lutkin9/26/16 12:43pmFiled to: Barack ObamaElection 2016nostalgiaregretjimmy fallon7311EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIf only we could all go back eight years and have a serious sit down conversation with ourselves about the choices we’ve made that have lead us to the current election. Advertisement On the other hand, maybe things haven’t changed as much as we think. In this clip put together by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, two interviews spliced together demonstrates two things: first, what we, as a nation, have done to our president, and, second, that the media is exactly the same as ever. The Obama of 2009 says, “The easiest way to get on television right now is to be really rude.” That may be as close as the Fallon’s writing staff gets to shading Donald Trump these days, but immediately after that comment 2016 Obama advises his past self to use Purell. If only we could. If only we could.We're Almost Done With This ShitOhio Trump Campaign Chair Kathy Miller Resigns After Saying There Was 'No Racism' Before ObamaMichelle Obama Doesn't Have Much Sympathy for Melania TrumpDonald Trump's PR Team Admits That President Obama Was Born in the United StatesAimée Lutkin@alutkinContributing writer at Jezebel.