Soon to be ex-President Obama has never been shy, shall we say, about tooting his own horn. In that spirit, as he reflected on his waning days in office Monday, Mr. Obama dropped what is perhaps the most mind-blowing claim of his presidency.
“I am very proud of the fact that we will, knock on wood, leave this administration without significant scandal.”
Obama: "I am very proud of the fact that we will, knock on wood, leave this administration without significant scandal" pic.twitter.com/nljt60GQ9e
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 14, 2016
I’m not sure what kind of wood Obama was knocking on—or if it was wood at all—but you don’t need a very long memory to recall some of the administration’s biggest scandals.
First and foremost, we may all remember that Obama’s Secretary of State sent classified emails from a private server.
Obama says administration ends without scandal. The email scandal at the State Department is the primary reason Trump will be president.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 14, 2016
— Stephanie Trussell (@ReaganMom) November 14, 2016
Indefinite Detention https://t.co/GZj45cIgwA
— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) November 15, 2016
@guypbenson Um… Hello Iran payment?
— SoCalPatriot (@iMowMyOwnLawn) November 14, 2016
@jpodhoretz I guess the MSM never reminds him of the Fast & Furious and IRS scandals, to name just two, so he plumb forgot. Delusional.
— Jim Lakely (@jlakely) November 14, 2016
Obama: "proud" to be leaving w/o "significant scandal." Really? IRS targeting? Equal scandal is that press lets him get away with that.
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) November 14, 2016
Perhaps the president changed the definition of “significant” while no one was looking.