For as much as the Obama’s said they’d ensure a smooth transition to power, they certainly aren’t happy with the election’s result. Michelle Obama recently gave an interview with Oprah in which she described her feelings after the election, and they couldn’t be any more ironic. “We are feeling what not having hope feels like” she said.
My immediate reaction was along the lines of “now you know how the rest of us felt for the past eight years!”
The Donald caught wind of the comments, and his response was much of the same.
“Michelle Obama said yesterday that there is no hope,” Trump said to boos. “But I assume she was talking about the past and not the future. I’m telling you that we have tremendous hope. We have tremendous promise and we have tremendous potential. We are going to be so successful as a country again. We are going to be amazing.”
According to Trump, Mrs. Obama did not really mean what she said.
“I honestly believe she meant that statement in a different way than in the way that came out, because I believe that there is tremendous hope. And beyond hope, we have such potential. This country has such potential. You watch, it will be so special. Things are going to happen like you haven’t seen in many, many decades.”
The president-elect also took his obligatory shots at the “dishonest” media, calling them out for being wrong about the election outcome and for their reluctance to show the size of the crowds at his rallies.
One member of the media he called out in particular was The New York Times’ Paul Krugman who, suggested yesterday that Trump was hoping for a 9/11-type terrorist attack to boost his popularity.
Thought: There was (rightly) a cloud of illegitimacy over Bush, dispelled (wrongly) by 9/11. Creates some interesting incentives for Trump
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) December 16, 2016
He did not refer to Krugman by name, but suggested the Times columnist was “demented.”
I can’t help but agree! To be honest, if liberals are feeling hopeless, it’s a positive sign.
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