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President Obama on Friday compared the 2016 GOP presidential field to an Internet cat sensation who is making his owner millions for his malformed face.

"They're so gloomy," he said referring to Republican leaders' national outlook. "They're like Grumpy Cat," he said before mimicking the famous feline. "Everything is terrible, according to them. 'We're doomed!' I know it's political season but you listen to them and they've constructed this entire separate reality. It's like the 'Twilight Zone.'"

He said that after Democrats swept Congress and the White House in 2008, the nation's prosperity was buoyed. "But according to them, that's when everything went to heck," Obama said.

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He also compared their denials that climate change is occurring to a sick patient who refuses to listen to his doctors.

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