Some think when Obama speaks, he represents actual US policy. Like on regime change in Syria or on Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Just this week, Obama & the State Department, for the umpteenth time, “strongly condemned” Israel’s plans to build a new settlement in the West Bank.
But it was the Obama administration not that long ago that rebuked Netanyahu for ingratitude by listing all the things the US does for Israel, including paying moving & resettlement costs for Jews moving to Israeli settlements, providing Hebrew classes on arrival, & other such services for Israeli settlement programs.
You can’t just discount what Obama says but you also can’t take it as the gospel truth.