When Donald Trump won the election, many Americans grieved the loss of a truly great president in Barack Obama. Even though Obama made it perfectly clear that he had wanted Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, to win more than anything, he took Trump’s win graciously and fought back the urge to trash the man who would waste no time trying to dismantle his legacy.
Americans may recall that Obama had even reached out to Trump and held his hand during his transition into office, despite the fact that Trump had trashed him during his entire presidential campaign. Obama has remained classy as ever as Trump’s presidency has blossomed into a massive failure, but sources close to the former president have revealed what Obama really thinks of Trump behind closed doors – and Trump isn’t going to like it.
In a People cover story about the Obama family, friends close to the 44th President revealed that Obama thinks Trump is full of sh*t – just like the majority of the country. These sources state that when Obama spoke about his election night call with Trump, Obama said:
He’s nothing but a bullsh–ter.”
Obama also said that during the phone call, Trump gushed about how much he admired and respected Obama, apparently forgetting all the birther conspiracies and trash talking he’d done over the last few years. One friend revealed that over the past few months of watching Trump’s presidency, Obama’s opinion of the undeserving POTUS “hasn’t gotten any better.”
Although Obama may have relayed this information to close confidants, he’s not likely to come out publicly about his feelings on Trump. According to former adviser David Axelrod, Obama is “very respectful of the appropriate role of a former president.”
President Obama’s predecessor didn’t do that. Obviously, this now is a unique set of circumstances, but my sense is that he’s going to try and respect that tradition while reserving the right to speak out in given moments when things rise to that level.”
As always, Obama has kept his composure despite the continued attacks Trump tries to bait him with. It’s truly a tragedy that we now have a child in the White House after having such a distinguished president.
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