Former President Barack Obama has largely been silent in the President Trump era. That’s what presidents are supposed to do when they leave office, which is to be quiet about the current political climate.
It’s kind of an unspoken rule and it is a little surprising that Obama hasn’t been entirely critical of Trump.
But a new Hillary Clinton movie claims Obama called Trump this terrible word.
President Trump has delivered on every single promise when he was on the campaign trail approximately four years ago.
Along with the building of the badly needed wall at the southern border, he has fixed our disastrous trade deals with other countries, withdrew the U.S. from the disastrous Iran-nuclear deal, and re-established America’s reputation throughout the world.
Not to mention an all-time high in the stock market and an all-time low in unemployment, particularly amongst African Americans.
Liberals hate how much he has succeeded thus far. And whoever the Democratic candidate is in just a few months will have to attempt explaining why Trump is so “terrible” for America. Hint: they will lose that fight all day long.
Former President Barack Obama hasn’t officially endorsed any of the Democratic candidates, which is odd because he chose Joe Biden to be his Vice President for both of his terms. If he did, Biden’s poll numbers would certainly spike.
But you know a lot is said behind closed doors. While Obama appears to separate himself from American politics, you’d be naïve to think he isn’t the puppet master.
That’s why it wasn’t a surprise to learn that then-President Barack Obama decried then-Republican nominee Donald Trump a “fascist” during a phone conversation with Sen. Tim Kaine, the failed vice-presidential pick Kaine reveals in a forthcoming documentary on Hillary Clinton.
In an episode of “Hillary,” a four-part documentary series airing on Hulu, about the former secretary of state’s life, Kaine recalls his conversation with Obama while conversing with Clinton and his wife Anne Holton.
Kaine recalled, “President Obama called me last night and said, ‘Tim, remember, this is no time to be a purist. You’ve got to keep a fascist out of the White House, me and he knows that I could tend to err.”
Clinton responded, “I echo that sentiment. But that’s really — the weight of our responsibility is so huge.”
The date of the exchange is unknown.
Obama’s reported characterization of President Trump is his strongest attack on the Republican known to date. The former president took a veiled shot at Trump in his 2016 Democrat National Convention speech, warning “homegrown demagogues” threaten the United States. Clearly, he was referring to Trump at the time.
Speaking Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, Clinton expanded on her thoughts about Obama’s pointed criticism.
She said, “If you look at the definition [of fascist], which I’ve had the occasion to read several times. I think we can agree on several things: One, he has authoritarian tendencies and he admires authoritarian leaders, [Vladimir] Putin being his favorite. He uses a form of really virulent nationalism. He identifies targets: immigrants, blacks, browns, gays, women, whoever the target of the day or week is … I think you see a lot of the characteristics of what we think of [as] nationalistic, fascistic kinds of tendencies and behaviors.”
“Hillary” will be released on March 6th.
Expect this kind of vitriol and baseless attacks against Trump to ramp up in the coming months.