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Obama Reportedly Told Donors Trump’s “Kung-Flu Comments Piss Me Off”

It is very rare for a former President to get involved in a Presidential race. Sure, they may give a speech at the National Convention, but don’t normally get too involved. Donald Trump, however, is not letting Barack Obama stay on the sidelines.

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The 45th President has frequently criticized the 44th and accused him of treason just last week. On Monday the New York times published a piece which included remarks Obama recently made to Democratic donors. Obama reportedly told them that Trump’s recent Kung-Flu comments, “piss me off.”

The Times quotes Obama as saying, “I don’t want a country in which the president of the United States is actively trying to promote anti-Asian sentiment and thinks it’s funny. I don’t want that. That still shocks and pisses me off.”

The comments were made during a private fundraising dinner held for Joe Biden last Thursday.

According to a former aide, the 44th President is thinking about how he needs to behave in regards to Trump. “There is no model for my kind of post-presidency,” he said to the aide. “I’m clearly renting space inside the guy’s head.”

The Times article also touches on a phone call the Obama’s made to the family of George Floyd. “I want you to have hope,” he told them. “I want you to know you are not alone. I want you to know that Michelle and I will do anything you want me to do.”



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