Former President Barack Obama finally put aside the "when they go low, we go high" mantra for a bit during a drive-in rally for Joe Biden in Philadelphia on Wednesday evening.

Obama took the gloves off after facing years of criticism for not speaking up enough amidst unprecedented actions by President Donald Trump.

The former president ripped Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and questioned how Fox News would react if it was revealed he had an unreported bank account in China like his successor.

"He's got a secret Chinese bank account. How's that possible? Listen, can you imagine if had a secret Chinese bank account when I was running for reelection? You think Fox News might've been a little concerned? They would've called me Beijing Barry," Obama said as cars honked loudly.

The 44th president was referencing a recent New York Times revelation that in his public financial disclosures, Trump did not include a Chinese bank account as well as others in Britain and Ireland. Trump withdrew an unusually large $15.1 million lump sum from the capital account in 2017.

He went on to note that Trump's companies paid more to the Chinese government in taxes, $188,561, than Trump himself paid federal income taxes, $750. 

“This is not a reality show. This is reality, and the rest of us have had to live with the consequences of him proving himself incapable of taking the job seriously,” Obama added.

Obama continued not to hold any punches in the speech, bashing Trump for using the presidency for his own purposes. He added that "the only people truly better off than they were 4 years ago are billionaires who got his tax cuts."

"Tweeting at the TV doesn't fix things," Obama said, adding that when he left the White House in 2017, his administration left a detailed playbook for what to do in case there is another pandemic. Obama dealt with two infection disease outbreaks, H1N1 in 2009 and Ebola in 2013, during his time in office. 

"We literally left this White House a pandemic playbook. They probably used it to, I don't know, prop up a wobbly table somewhere," he added.

He also boasted about the economy he left Trump in 2017 and Obama said the current president was largely campaigning on his work. 

"I get that this POTUS wants full credit for the economy that he inherited, and 0 blame for the pandemic he ignored. But the job doesn't work that way," Obama said. 

The Honolulu, Hawaii native also added that Trump's mishandling of the virus compared to other countries was devastating the economy and causing unprecedented job losses, Obama said.

"The economic damage [Trump] inflicted by botching the pandemic response means he'll be the first president since Herbert Hoover to actually lose jobs," he said.

He then went on to criticize Trump and the Republican Party for trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, even during a time when healthcare was the priority for millions of Americans. 

"The person who runs Medicaid right now is doing their best to kick people off Medicaid … come on," Obama added.

He also slammed Trump for his conduct as president, noting that he routinely retweets or tweets falsehoods from the official presidential account and has emboldened others with his rhetoric. 

"There are consequences to [Trump's] actions. They embolden other people to be cruel and divisive and racist and it frays the fabric of our society. And it affects how our children seen things…it affects how the world looks at America. That behavior matters. Character matters," Obama said. 

Obama saved his most forceful lines for the end, criticizing the current president for lying to the public on a variety of issues. 

"Our democracy is not gonna work if the people who are supposed to be our leaders lie every day and just make things up. And we just become numb to it, we just become immune to it," Obama said. 

Folks on Twitter were living for the speech, with one person even overlaying the infamous "Ether" beat over a clip from the speech. 

Dozens of other stinging barbs intended to ding Trump and his conduct throughout his term were made during the rally.

“Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect all of us. He can’t even take the basic step to protect himself,” Obama said in criticizing the White House's plan for the COVID-19 pandemic. 

He also explicitly called out Trump's racism. 

Obama gave his speech at the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, according to NBC10. He pleaded with voters in the state and across the country to take the election seriously and do everything to make sure their voice is heard. He told people to ignore the poll numbers showing Biden is leading Trump.

“We can’t be complacent. I don’t care about the polls. There were a whole bunch of polls last time. Didn’t work out because a whole bunch of folks stayed at home and got lazy and complacent. Not this time. Not this election,” he said.