After Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, the White House issued a statement declaring that President Barack Obama had invited him to the White House to start the training and transition between their administrations.
“Ensuring a smooth transition of power is one of the top priorities the president identified at the beginning of the year, and a meeting with the president-elect is the next step,” the White House press secretary mentioned in the statement, according to Newsmax.
I only wish I’d seen the expression that graced Obama’s face when he made the invitation. I’m sure he knew as well as everyone else that Trump’s victory meant the destruction of his own legacy.
To be specific, it meant the END of Obamacare, the cancellation of his nuclear deal with Iran, the elimination of his deferred deportations and the effective rebuke of almost everything he has tried to do over the past eight years.
Writing in National Review last May, Jim Geraghty predicted at the time that Trump’s election would also be “a loud, clear signal that Obama’s presidency largely failed.”
“How successful can Obama’s two terms be if Americans were willing to take a chance on an outsider who stands for everything he abhors?” Geraghty asked.
“Obama took office optimistic despite the Great Recession he inherited,” he continued. “How would it look if eight years later he left the office to Trump, who has risen on the strength of a despairing, angry, bitterly divided electorate eager to ‘burn it down’?”
At best, Mr. Obama was greatly misguided and led the nation down a perilous path. He has also been incredibly arrogant, assuming along the way that a majority of the American people supported his horrendous policies. And the 2016 election was proof that he was dead wrong.
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