We all know that even if he doesn’t want to admit it, the 44th President of the United States must have some type of opinion about the 45th President of the United States. Well apparently now we know what Barack Obama thinks of Donald Trump.
According to a report by People, the man nicknamed “no drama Obama” thinks that his successor is a “bulls**ter.”
“He’s nothing but a bullsh**ter,” Obama reportedly told two friends last November after an election night phone call with Trump, in which the businessman said he had “respect” and “admiration” for Obama. Of course during his campaign, Trump said nothing of the sort and trashed Obama and his policies.
So that was the night of election but what is Obama’s opinion of Trump now that he’s been in office for a while.
“Well, it hasn’t gotten any better,” one of the sources said.
We really can’t be too surprised that Obama feels that way, after all President Trump hasn’t said the nicest things about his predecessor and even called him a “bad (or sick) person” after baseless wire-tapping claims.
“He [Obama] is deeply concerned with what he’s seen,” another source added. “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.”
But don’t expect Barack to just declare his ill feelings about President Trump publicly. That’s not his style and against an unwritten tradition which he respects.
“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,” Obama’s longtime friend and political strategist David Axelrod said. “Obviously, this now is a unique set of circumstances, but my sense is that he’s going to try and respect that tradition [that a former president not speak ill about the current administration], while reserving the right to speak out in given moments when things rise to that level.”
These sources spoke to the publication for an upcoming cover story on Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, about their post-White House lives.