“He’s nothing but a bullshitter”
Tell us what you really think. Former President Obama offered up what may be the most realistic assessment of his successor, according to a new report, telling friends, “He’s nothing but a bullshitter.”
Obama reportedly made the remark after his first phone call with Trump following the November election. People Magazine reports that after years of harassing Obama from a distance, Trump suddenly professed his deep “respect” and “admiration” for Obama once the two actually spoke for the first time.
And what about Michelle? Did you even have to ask?
The former First Lady has been more public about criticizing Trump’s policies, something that has reportedly carried over even into her fashion choices, or what she calls “the black series.”
“I’m going all black for the next couple of years,” she reportedly told a friend, referencing our national state of mourning with each passing day Trump is president.
Then again, it’s a been a few months. So, maybe their opinion has changed?
“Well, it hasn’t gotten any better,” an Obama friend told People.
However, even as he privately calls out Trump for being exactly what he is, Obama supposedly plans to stay above the fray in public. And it has historically been a common tradition for former presidents to withhold criticism of the guy who takes their job. After all, it is the hardest job in the world and they, better than anyone else, know how unforgiving it can be.
“Obviously, this now is a unique set of circumstances, but my sense is that he’s going to try and respect that tradition while reserving the right to speak out in given moments when things rise to that level,” former Obama adviser David Axelrod told People.
Then again, sometimes you just have to call someone out on their BS. So, hopefully, this isn’t the last time we hear Obama being willing to just tell it like it is.