Former President Barack Obama reportedly called Donald Trump a “cartoon” after his stunning 2016 victory, according to a new tell-all memoir from a longtime Obama insider.
The book, ‘The World as It Is,’ is written by former top aide Ben Rhodes and sheds new light on Obama’s immediate reaction upon learning Hillary Clinton would not continue his legacy; allegedly asking those closest to him, “What if we were wrong?”
“Maybe this is what people want. I’ve got the economy set up well for him. No facts. No consequences. They can just have a cartoon,” he said. “We’re about to find out just how resilient our institutions are, at home and around the world.”
“Maybe we pushed too far. Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe,” Obama added.
Insiders claim the President was largely blind-sided by the stinging loss, with polls predicting Hillary defeating Trump by 332 electoral votes to 206.
h/t The Hill
ADAM’S ADMISSION: Schiff Says OBAMA ADMIN to Blame for Russian Meddling
Liberal congressman Adam Schiff publicly admitted over the weekend that former President Barack Obama dropped the ball on Russian election interference; saying his administration was partially to blame for foreign meddling throughout the 2016 race for the White House.
Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations Friday, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee spoke out about the Obama administration’s “minimal response” as accusations of Russian interference made national headlines.
“Russians are equal-opportunity malevolent actors,” said Schiff. “They’re not Republican and they’re not Democrats. They’re just designed in their foreign policy and their cyber policy to undermine the United States.”
“I do think though, that in fairness, some responsibility is attributed to the Obama administration for not establishing a more forceful deterrent. I think it goes back to the [North] Korean hack of Sony, which there was a minimal response. I think others around the world watched that,” he added.
Watch Schiff’s admission above.
BARACK GOES HOLLYWOOD: President OBAMA to PRODUCE Exclusive Shows for Netflix
Former President Barack Obama is in talks with executives at online streaming giant Netflix to produce exclusive shows and other content for their production studio; expanding his “global platform” after serving two-terms in the White House.
According to the New York Times, the former President is in “advanced negotiations” with the company; working on a deal that would pay both Barack and Michelle Obama for exclusive content that would reach the platforms 100 million subscribers around the globe.
It remains unclear how many shows Obama plans to produce or a schedule for their release.
“The Netflix deal, while not a direct answer to Fox News or Breitbart.com, would give Mr. Obama an unfiltered method of communication with the public similar to the audiences he already reaches through social media, with 101 million Twitter followers and 55 million people who have liked his Facebook page,” writes the Times.
“Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. As they consider their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories,” said Eric Schultz, a top Obama advisor.