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