While it’s typically been tradition for presidents to quietly retire for a period of time after they leave office, everything has changed now that Donald Trump is the incoming president.
At a time when Trump has been recklessly tweeting about how excited he is to become the president in just a few weeks, President Barack Obama has dropped a bombshell on him that he absolutely can’t stand. In an interview on CNN with former senior advisor David Axelrod, Obama stated that quietly handing the country over to an undeserving Trump was the last thing on his mind. Obama suggested that if he felt Trump was threatening this country’s democracy in any way, there was no way in hell he was going to sit on the sidelines. Obama said:
“At a certain point, you make room for new voices and fresh legs. That doesn’t mean that if there is an issue of such moment, such import, that isn’t just a debate about a particular tax bill or, you know, a particular policy, but goes to some foundational issues about our democracy, that I might not weigh in.”
Obama also announced that if he had been allowed to run for a third term (unfortunately, the 22nd Amendment forbids it), he would have crushed Trump in the election:
“I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it.”
Obama made it perfectly clear that he intends to hold Trump accountable for his actions when he said, “You know, I’m still a citizen and that carries with it duties and obligations.”
This couldn’t be worse news for Trump, his administration and the rest of the Republican Party that is counting down the days until America no longer has an African American president. Since Obama’s words have gotten back to Trump, the President-elect has launched a nonstop Twitter attack against the President, instead of prepping for his presidency:
Trump is only exploding with rage because he knows that Obama is right – and he could never match up.