Obama Confidants Spill The Beans On What Former President Thinks Of Trump

Much has been made about the relationship - or lack thereof - between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama. The reality is that it’s probably not much at this point. Political rhetoric is at an all-time high, and that doesn’t lead to warm and fuzzy feelings to be prevalent among those with opposing viewpoints. As the Daily Mail shares, two men that claim to be friends with the former president have spilled the beans to offer up some additional insight into the current dynamic between the two powerful men.

The pair of Obama's pals has shared some details with People magazine, which seems like an incredibly curious decision from those that claim to be tight with him.

“He's nothing but a bulls****er,” said one of the chums about comments Obama has made about Trump.

Whether Obama said that or not is irrelevant, as it was clearly something that he said in confidence and didn’t expect to have blasted out onto the pages of People magazine. That being said, these helpful ‘friends’ shared some more deep thoughts that the commander-in-chief was undoubtedly hoping they would share with the world.

“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,” said one of the purported Obama pals.

No word on whether Obama is also heartened by the fact that two people he considers as friends are willing to open up when the price is right. David Axelrod, a longtime friend of the former president, has also offered up some insight on Obama, but at least he had the courage to attach his name to it.

“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 said. “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.”

We’ll have to wait and see how that plays out, but hopefully, Obama will follow the example that his predecessors have set. Who knows, some day Obama and Trump may become fast friends. That would have been a laughable thought in the wake of the 1992 presidential election between Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, but those two former presidents have managed to do just that.

Source: Mail Online
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