Barack Obama called Trump a ‘madman,’ a ‘racist, sexist pig,’ a ‘f***ing lunatic’ and a ‘corrupt motherf***er,’ according to new book
- Former President Barack Obama had a number of choice names for President Donald Trump , a new book reveals
- Obama called Trump a ‘madman,’ a ‘racist, sexist pig,’ ‘that f***ing lunatic’ and a ‘corrupt motherf***er’
- Journalist Edward-Isaac Dovere writes about Obama’s comments in his book ‘Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Trump’
Edward-Isaac Dovere, a staff writer at the Atlantic, writes in his forthcoming book, ‘Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Trump,’ Obama called Trump a ‘madman,’ a ‘racist, sexist pig,’ ‘that f***ing lunatic’ and a ‘corrupt motherf***er.’
The Guardian first reported Wednesday on Obama’s colorful language, as the Democratic president tried not to be critical of his Republican successor publicly, despite Trump’s public hatred of Obama.
President Donald Trump (left), then president-elect, and President Barack Obama (right) shake hands in the Oval Office on November 10, 2016, days after Trump won the 2016 election in a shock upset over Hillary Clinton
President Barack Obama (right) seen on President Donald Trump’s (center) inauguration day, called the Republican a laundry list of nasty names, according to a new book
Dovere wrote that Obama, like a number of Democrats, liked the idea of Trump being the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nominee, believing he would be easier to knock off in the general election than GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, a Princeton and Harvard Law School graduate.
Instead, Trump shocked the political world by beating a former secretary of State, U.S. senator and first lady, Democrat Hillary Clinton.
In 2017, Dovere reported, Obama started to realize ‘he’s a madman,’ when it came to Trump.
The comments were made, The Atlantic journalist said, to ‘big donors looking to squeeze a reaction out of [Obama] in exchange for the big checks they were writing to his foundation.’
Obama’s reactions were varied.
Obama tried not to be publicly critical of now former President Donald Trump, photographed in New York on Tuesday, despite Trump’s hatred for Obama well known
President Barack Obama is captured campaigning for then-Democratic nominee Joe Biden in October
‘More often: “I didn’t think it would be this bad.” Sometimes: “I didn’t think we’d have a racist, sexist pig.” Depending on the outrage of the day … a passing, “that f***ing lunatic” with a shake of his head,’ Dovere described.
Obama’s most intense reaction – his calling of Trump ‘that corrupt motherf***er’ – came after he had learned that Trump was holding phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin without aides on the line.
The Guardian also reported that Dovere’s book – like the tome ‘Lucky: How Joe Biden Won the Presidency‘ by reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes – said that Obama had misgivings about now President Joe Biden pursuing the presidency in 2020, believing his former veep was too old and possibly past his prime.
Obama did hit the campaign trail for Biden in the fall – and attacked Trump, but only went so far as to call him ‘crazy.’
‘And with Joe and Kamala at the helm you’re not going to have to think about the crazy things they said every day. And that’s worth a lot,’ Obama said at an October rally in Philadelphia. ‘You’re not going to have to argue about them every day. It just won’t be so exhausting.’