Two decades before Barack Obama’s bitter feud with Donald Trump, he actually dreamed of becoming like the real estate mogul.
Obama’s admiration of the billionaire businessman was detailed in a book written by him and classmate Rob Fisher while they were students at Harvard Law School. That book was never published.
Now, parts of that book are published in the upcoming biography on Obama titled “Rising Star.”
Obama wrote that Americans have a “continuing normative commitment to the ideals of individual freedom and mobility,” according to the manuscript released in a Washington Post book review.
“The depth of this commitment may be summarily dismissed as the unfounded optimism of the average American — I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don’t make it, my children will,” the young Obama added.
More than 25 years later, Obama has a completely different view of Trump. The former president has also criticized his successor since leaving office through a spokesperson.
100% Fed Up reports:
As it turns out, the community organizer in chief who swore Donald Trump would never be president, had secretly admired him, and even went as far as to swear that someday he would be like Donald Trump. In an incredible coincidence, Barack Obama, arguably the most inept man to ever occupy our Oval Office, has left behind an incredible mess for the iconic businessman he once idolized to fix.