Wow! Obama is bitter!
In the Oval Office today, Obama got out the words, “President-Elect Trump” the first time. And the second time. But when it came to the third time, Obama struggled.
As always, Trump was gracious toward Obama. Trump even suggested he might take “counsel” from Obama.
Obama knows his legacy is over. The bitterness is all over Obama’s face!
Here’s a partial transcript of the discussion:
Obama: I had an excellent conservation with President-elect Trump. It was wide-ranging. We talked about some of the organizational issues in setting up a White House. We talked about foreign policy. We talked about domestic policy. And as I said last night my number one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect is successful. And I had been very encouraged by the – I think – interest in President – President-elect Trump’s wanting to work with my team around many of the issues that this great country faces. And I believe that it is important for all of us regardless of party and regardless of political preferences to now come together work together to deal with the many challenges they face . . . “
Trump: “Well thank you very much President Obama. This was a meeting that was going to last for maybe 10 or 15 minutes, and we were just going to get to know each other – we had never met each other. I have great respect and the meeting lasted for almost an hour and a half and it could have been far as I’m concerned. It could have gone into a lot longer. We discussed a lot of different situations some wonderful and some difficulties. I very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future including counsel. He was explaining some of the difficulties, some of the high-flying assets and some of the really great things that have been achieved. Mr. President, it was a great honor being with you and I look forward to being with you many many more times in the future.”
Trump was very gracious.
And Trump mentioned there were some difficulties he discussed with Obama. What were they? Maybe Obama asked Trump to pardon Hillary?
Interesting days ahead!