President-elect Donald Trump says the smooth transition with President Obama is over after Obama said he thinks he could have won had he been able to run for another term. On Wednesday, the president-elect tweeted that he had thought the transition was going smoothly — he previously praised the current president and said the two had good chemistry — but after Obama’s comments this week, the good vibes were gone.
Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
“If I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama told former adviser David Axelrod in the Axe Files podcast produced by the Chicago Institute of Politics, published Monday. “I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say the vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one.”
Trump has brought up the comments every day this week.
President Obama campaigned hard (and personally) in the very important swing states, and lost.The voters wanted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2016
President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2016
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SOURCE: USA Today, Eliza Collins