This month People did a cover story about the Obama’s and their new life outside of the White House. In the story, they asked some of their friends what the Obama's thought of the current leader of the free world, President Trump. Their response may shock you. Or... maybe not!
Looking back at the Obama presidency, there was very little Obama drama compared to the extreme and what seems like never-ending drama surrending today’s administration. You can’t turn on the news or open up your laptop without seeing "Trump did this, Trump did that." Facebook is no longer safe and if I get one more News Alert from CNN on my phone, I’m going to lose my mind!
So, I know that Obama is getting those news alerts too. We know that he is watching what some are calling the downfall of the Republican party carefully. So we can’t help wonder what the Obama’s think of what is going on in the White House these days?
They have been pretty hush hush since Trump came into power. While our current president can’t log off Twitter for one single second, our past-president has not been vocal on Twitter in regards to how he feels about Trump. We haven’t heard anything from Michelle as well.
Perhaps they are too busy to tweet about Trump? Michelle and Barack have been busy working on the Obama Foundation and posting about projects and tweeting to ask to hear from people about their thoughts on the “road ahead." But no Trump Talk. They seem to be staying out of the drama and focusing on promoting change.
So we can’t help but think that everyone is the world wants to know what Obama thinks of the man now in charge of the Oval Office. And you know that those close to him must ask him and they must talk about it. We know that we can’t stop talking about it, so they must be!
According to People, a few of his friends finally opened up and revealed what Obama really thinks about Trump. This month People did a cover story about the Obama’s and their new life outside of the White House. In the interviews, they interviewed two of their friends who revealed just what Obama thought of Trump.
According to the magazine, in November, after a phone call with Trump on election night, Obama told two friends that “He’s nothing but a bullsh–ter.” That he felt like after years of badgering, hectoring and disrespecting Obama, he was now on the phone with him professing his “respect” and “admiration” for Obama. It looks like Obama called BS.
When asked how Obama’s opinion changed since Trump been in office, it doesn't look like there has been an progress. One of the sources said, “Well, it hasn’t gotten any better.” So it looks like he isn't having a change of heart anytime soon.
A third source close to Obama told People: “He’s deeply concerned with what he’s seen. But he’s also optimistic and heartened that citizens aren’t just watching it happen but engaging with neighbors and elected representatives at town halls.”
He told us during the 2016 campaign that Trump was “unfit,” “woefully unprepared” and “unacceptable”. So the fact that he thinks Trump is a bullsh**ter, is not surprising. But since the election, Obama has been very careful about not publicly violating that "unwritten code of conduct among ex-presidents that bars criticizing whoever’s currently in the Oval Office."
According to Obama’s long-time friend and political strategist David Axelrod, “he’s very respectful of the appropriate role of a former president and that ex-presidents should not be looking over the shoulder of their successors and commenting on every decision.” Axelrod is now the director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.
He also noted that George W. Bush refrained from criticizing Obama.
“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,” he said.
Axelrod continued, “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.” You know what they say. "When they go low, we go high!"
And what about the former first lady, who also campaigned for Clinton and also forcefully againstTrump last fall? Since his election, she has not been public either about her thoughts in regards to Trump and his administration. But privately, she has opened up to her friends and family.
Last December, she joked to some visitors about going into mourning and needing mourning attire that she would call “the black series.” “I’m going all black for the next couple of years,” she joked. Good thing she looks great in black!