Barack Obama is so concerned about the damage Donald Trump will do to his legacy, and so infuriated by Trump’s victory over Hillary, that he has rented facilities in Washington from which he can organize staff to launch attacks on the new president’s initiatives. This is unprecedented, in that retiring presidents typically fade into the background, giving their successors the opportunity to pursue their agendas without interference.
It also demonstrates that Obama is a liar in that this plan is exactly the opposite of the cooperation in the transition process that he offers Mr. Trump publically.
Put another way, what George W. Bush offered to Barack Obama, Mr. Obama, in a spirit of vindictiveness, is not going to offer to Mr. Trump.
When a president leaves office it is customary to show his successor the courtesy of allowing him to pursue the agenda on which he was elected without interference That doesn’t mean the retiring president has to support him or his programs, but he does not engage in deliberate acts to criticize or sabotage his successor.
With Mr. Obama, this is not going to be the case. So incensed his Obama at Mr. Trump’s victory, and so vindictive is his spirit, that he has set up offices in Washington from which staffers such as Valerie Jarrett can launch attacks on the new administration. This is unprecedented and demonstrates Mr. Obama’s pathetic infatuation with his own pitiful legacy.
So from Mr. Obama, we can expect a string of media interviews organized by staff members to oppose Mr. Trump at every possible opportunity. It is as though Obama has set up a “shadow government,” the purpose of which is to torpedo Donald Trump’s presidency.
Equally tragic is that we will no doubt find the compliant mainstream media eager to lend support to Mr. Obama’s plan. It’s disgusting, and is a rallying call for those who have supported Mr. Trump to come to his defense at every possible opportunity.