None of us could believe it when he said it. Donald Trump couldn’t believe it, either.
Talk of the political world of late has been President Obama’s insistence that, had he been allowed by the Constitution to run for a third term, he would have won handily; not just in the primary, but against Donald Trump, in the general election.
Specifically, Obama told his former senior adviser David Axelrod in a podcast that his vision for the country is not only “tolerant and diverse and open,” but also:
“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,” the Huffington Post reported.
You can imagine how such hubris has gone over with conservatives, who already see Obama as the King of Delusion. And the American people have already said their piece (which should be more eye-opening for all the Democrats).
But now comes a response from Trump. And it’s pretty much as expected – hard-hitting, blunt and to-the-point. Once again, Trump took to Twitter and made it plain that Obama’s claim was just as absurd as it sounded:
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
And in case the message wasn’t received that time, Trump put out another, equally blunt.
“The world was gloomy before I won,” he wrote. “There was no hope. Now the market is up nearly 10% and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars!”
The White House, curiously enough, did not deem the tweets worthy of response.