Trump claimed Obama ‘highly overrated,’ insulted his intelligence: Woodward
In Bob Woodward's new book 'Rage', President Trump says Obama is overrated and that he is disappointed in the lack of support from Black voters
According to a new book, President Donald Trump allegedly isn’t too impressed by former United States President Barack Obama. In the book, ‘Rage’ by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, there are pages revealing Trump’s true thoughts on the 44th president and his own relationship with Black America.
Woodward interviewed the current president 18 times for “Rage” according to The Washington Post. Trump told him, “I don’t think Obama’s smart, I think he’s highly overrated.”
Trump continued, “And I don’t think he’s a great speaker.” Trump also added North Korean leader Kim Jong Un believes Obama is “an asshole.”
Trump has a history of making ill comments against Obama and other democrats of color. As reported by theGrio, Trump mocked Obama in a commercial, depicting him as an Allstate pitchman.
Also reported by theGrio, the president called Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, “the meanest, the most horrible, most disrespectful of anybody in the U.S. Senate.” In a tweet last year, the president directed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the ‘squad’ to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
But despite his harsh criticisms of democrats of color, Woodward says Trump believes he has been an ally to Black people.
The Washington Post reports Trump thinks he has done more for Black Americans than any president except Abraham Lincoln. In another interview with the president, Woodard asks him if he thinks racism exists in this country. According to the author, Trump says, “well, I think there is everywhere, I think probably less here than most places, or less here than many places.”
Trump goes on to tell Woodward he is disappointed that he does not have the support of more Black voters.
“I’ve done a tremendous amount for the Black community, and honestly, I’m not feeling any love,” Trump said.
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