Obama: Trump is "Nothing But a Bullshitter"

Claudine Rigal
Mai 19, 2017

Obama reportedly made the remark after his first phone call with Trump following the November election. "I rang the bell just like a normal person and she answered it just like a normal person".

"The president, I think. has the power to direct that an investigation cease, but that wasn't - as the story is told, that's not what happened", the former attorney general said.

The former U.S. president made the assessment of the NY businessman following their first meeting together in November, two unnamed sources told People magazine.

Since the end of his presidency, Barack Obama has admitted to certain oddities-or perhaps, normalcies-of life as a civilian, including fighting with Michelle Obama for more closet space and frequent coffeepot blunders in their Washington, D.C., home.

The feud between Trump and Obama has been simmering since the former reality TV star led a public investigation into Barack Obama's "real" birth certificate.

This was a sharp contrast from how Trump used to talk about Obama, including advancing a racist conspiracy theory accusing him of having been secretly born in Kenya, and thus was ineligible to serve as president.

It's not the first time Trump has been hit with the charge.

However, Obama has been careful to publicly maintain the tradition that former presidents have long had of not criticizing the current occupant of the White House.

"It would just be a temp thing", Obama told reporters. "He plans to spend more time with his successor than presidents typically do, people familiar with the matter said".

To top it all off, Trump also recently claimed Obama wiretapped him (on Twitter, of course), without any evidence whatsoever. "President Obama's predecessor didn't do that". Taking the stage at an event in Chicago in April, Obama opened by coyly asking, "So, uh, what's been going on while I've been gone?"

The two friends also said that Barack's opinion of President Trump has not gotten any "better" in the four months since he took office, though a third source said that he is happy about one thing.

Kali Holloway is a senior writer and the associate editor of media and culture at AlterNet.

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