Report: Obama Told Donors and Aides That Trump is a “Corrupt Motherf*cker” and a “Racist Pig”
It was clear to nearly everyone that Barack Obama thought that Donald Trump was unfit to be president. But when the 45th president was elected into the White House, Obama followed through with tradition. The 44th president hosted Trump and his wife at the White House, gave them a tour and offered advice.
And Obama also followed through with the tradition of former presidents not criticizing their successors. Well, he at least held his tongue until the 2020 election where he joined Joe Biden on the campaign trail. But according to a new book by Edward-Isaac Dovere, Obama was more than willing to slam Trump to donors and advisers.
The former president reportedly told donors and staff that, “Trump is a f*cking lunatic,” or “a madman.” Another exchange had Obama quoted as saying, “I didn’t think it would be this bad,” or “I didn’t think we’d have a racist, sexist pig.”
And when reports arose about Trump’s dealings with Russia and Vladimir Putin, Obama reportedly responded by caling him, “a corrupt motherf*cker.”
Obama’s criticism of Trump on the campaign trail was much less aggressive and more humorous in nature. He told a Miami crowd in October of last year, “We will not have a POTUS who threatens people with jail for just criticizing him. That is not normal behavior, Florida. You would not tolerate it from a coworker … ‘Florida man’ wouldn’t even do this stuff. Why are we accepting it from the the president?”
Obama: "We will not have a POTUS who threatens people with jail for just criticizing him. That is not normal behavior, Florida. You would not tolerate it from a coworker … 'Florida man' wouldn't even do this stuff. Why are we accepting it from the the president?" pic.twitter.com/VkscnSJaqd
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 24, 2020