President Barack Obama says he would have beaten Donald Trump in the election if he were allowed to run for a third term. Deets inside…
Before he leaves office for good, President Barack Obama opens up about the recent presidential election like never before. POTUS says he’s confident he would have beaten Donald Trump in the election, “if I had run again.”
POTUS sat down with former aide David Azelrod in the White House before leaving for his annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii for his final interview. In an episode of Azelrod’s podcast “The Axe Files” (released Monday), POTUS said,
“I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it — I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it.”
Our Commander-In-Chief said he wasn’t buying Trumps “greater” America that he was pushing during his campaign.
"In the wake of the election and Trump winning, a lot of people have suggested that somehow, it really was a fantasy,"POTUS said. "What I would argue is, is that the culture actually did shift, that the majority does buy into the notion of a one America that is tolerant and diverse and open and full of energy and dynamism."
"The problem is, it doesn't always manifest itself in politics, right? You know, I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it."
POTUS also criticized Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's campaign strategy:
“If you think you're winning, then you have a tendency, just like in sports, maybe to play it safer.” The president said Hillary “understandably . . . looked and said, well, given my opponent and the things he's saying and what he's doing, we should focus on that.”
President-elect Donald Trump responded to President Obama’s comment tweeting:
President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! - jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2016
So, if POTUS ran for a third term (if it were legal), do you think he would have beaten Donald Trump?