Former President Barack Obama jokingly thanked himself in a speech Tuesday while outlining the economic achievements of his administration.

Speaking at the North American Climate Summit in Chicago, Obama recalled the actions his administration took to cut carbon emissions as part of the Paris climate change agreement.

"We met resistance every step of the way," he said, according to The Hill. "There were skeptics who said these actions would kill jobs and depress growth.

“As we took these actions, we saw the US economy grow consistently. We saw the longest streak of job creation in American history by far,” Obama continued. “A streak that still continues, by the way. Thanks, Obama,” he said, as the audience burst into laughter and applause.

A video of the speech was also posted online.

Obama also refrained from criticizing Trump directly. “Obviously we’re in an unusual time when the United States is now the only nation on earth that does not belong to the  Paris agreement,” Obama said. “And that’s a difficult position to defend. But the good news is that the Paris agreement was never going to solve the climate crisis on its own. It was going to be up to all of us.”

Obama’s quip appreciating himself seemed to be a reference to the “Thanks, Obama” meme which was started by conservatives on Twitter in 2009 and 2010 to direct frustration and criticism at Obama with his presidency and its initiatives such as healthcare reform. After the 2010 midterm election, it was used by users to sarcastically blame Obama for every mishap that may have occurred to them, The Independent said.