Donald Trump was a man divided on Wednesday. In the morning, clearly irritated by comments and actions taken by President Barack Obama, Trump tweeted that he was getting angry about the obstacles being thrown in his path.
“Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks. Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!” said Trump.
Later, in front of his Florida home, Trump took a different tone. Asked by reporters if the transition was moving ahead smoothly, Trump said, “Oh, I think very, very smoothly. Very good. You don’t think so?”
In terms of his ongoing relationship with Obama, Trump assured reporters that there was nothing to worry about.
“Our staffs have been getting along very well, and I’m getting along very well with him,” he said, “Other than a couple of statements that I responded to and we talked about it and smiled about it and nobody is ever going to know because we are never going to be going against each other.”
If anything, Trump should be commended for how he’s handling some of Obama’s blatant attempts to undermine him. Over the last month, Obama has made more than a few veiled attacks on Trump. His stunt with the U.N. had no real purpose other than to make life more difficult for the president-elect, who sees Israel as a true American ally. Campaign Trump would have knocked Obama off his high horse a long time ago. President-elect Trump has been remarkably restrained.
Still, even Trump couldn’t resist hitting Obama back last week. In an interview with David Axelrod, Obama had the audacity to claim that he would have beaten Trump if he’d been able to run for a third term. Trump responded to that little jab on Twitter, saying there was “NO WAY” that Obama could have defeated him.
There’s no reason for Obama to be out there claiming that nonsense. Is his ego so fragile that he has to run around and assure people that it was HILLARY who lost and not him? Why do you think Hillary lost, dude? Yeah, there are plenty of uniquely-bad things about Hillary Clinton, but Trump wouldn’t have won if America was thrilled with the Obama presidency.
Obama can’t resist proving over and over again that he is still the president. Eight years in office and he can’t stand the fact that his sworn enemy is about to have his job. He’s behaving like no lame duck president has ever behaved before. God knows what he’s planning to do before he finally vacates the White House for good.
You lost. It’s okay. You failed. It’s fine. It’s over. Go home, write your book, and let Trump take the wheel.