The Daily Mail is reporting that a new edition of “Obama: The Call of History” says former president Barack Obama felt a “personal insult” when Donald Trump, rather than Hillary Rodham Clinton, replaced him in the White House, and worried about his “legacy.”
According to newly-released job and economic figures, that legacy as of Friday morning could be in shambles. Market Watch is reporting that “The economy generated a stronger than expected 263,000 new jobs in April, helping to drive down the unemployment rate to a 49-year low of 3.6%.”
And, according to CNBC, “The U.S. added 263,000 new hires in April, easily beating Wall Street expectations of 190,000.”
All of those jobs that Obama once predicted would not be coming back have apparently returned. The downside is that fuel prices are rising, at least in states with high gasoline taxes including California and Washington.
According to the Daily Mail report, Obama was stunned that Trump—a man “he had written off as a ‘cartoon’”—had emerged in 2016 as his successor. Author Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, reportedly notes in this updated edition that Obama blamed Clinton for blowing the election. After all, it seemed nearly everyone, especially in the media, expected her to win handily. The story says Obama said Clinton “brought many of her troubles on herself and ran a ‘scripted, soulless campaign.’”
The Daily Mail report also said this: “Obama arrogantly thought there was ‘no way Americans would turn on him’ even though Clinton was far from perfect.”
Arrogance seemed to permeate the Obama presidency. His infamous tweet that, “I’m extremely proud of the fact that over 8 years we have not had the kinds of scandals that have plagued other administrations” is so demonstrably false that the Daily Wire took issue with it.
The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler even detailed ten of Obama’s “biggest whoppers” in January 2017, a virtual slap in the face to the liberal Democrat considering the source.
Now, two years after taking office, Trump—despite all of his personality faults—has championed policies that have jump started the economy. So far on Trump’s watch, his policies have restored jobs and reduced taxes, while also changing the complexion of the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, to restore balance and possibly, as nationally-known gun rights advocate Alan Gottlieb puts it, “make the Second Amendment great again.”
That much may be in motion right now, since the U.S. Supreme Court this week advised the City of New York that it would not be allowed to stall a challenge to its Draconian handgun regulation in a case the high court has accepted for review. Popular opinion has the court striking down the Big Apple restriction hard, which gun prohibitionists fear will open the doors to even more Second Amendment cases.
Earlier this week, Gottlieb’s Second Amendment Foundation hailed three court decisions that provide signals of a changing legal environment where gun rights are concerned.
Obama thought Trump was “a joke,” according to the Daily Mail article.
It now appears the joke was on Obama.
Do you believe the Second Amendment is safer under President Trump’s watch? Should President Obama be worried about his legacy under President Trump’s economy? Share your answers in the comment section.
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Bernard Pretko says
Trump is one of the best presidents we had in a long time. Thank God Clinton did not get in she would have this country all f!!!!d up. Obama was bad but not as bad as Bill Clinton he should have been picked apart like they are doing to Trump. Lets all vote again for President Trump and blow them A!! H!!e Democrats away!
Jesse Tiede says
“Obama felt a “personal insult” when Donald Trump, rather than Hillary Rodham Clinton, replaced him in the White House”? Well, Mr. Obama, I’m really, really sorry that you felt ‘Personally Insulted’, when President trump defeated your girl, Hillary. You see, “I” know what it’s like to be ‘Personally Insulted’, as, you did so to me, on quite a few occasions! One was your worldwide “Apology Tour”, where you denigrated MY COUNTRY, and apologized for American Exceptionalism. I was insulted when you refused to turn over your college transcripts, and other papers, especially when you went to school for FREE, even to an IVY LEAGUE school! I was very upset that you sat at Rev Wrights feet for 20+ years, eating up all that hate he was spewing with apparently great fervor! And, let’s not forget your wife’s infamous statement, “I’ve NEVER been proud to be an American until this moment (when you won)! And, this was after SHE got a FREE Ivy League Education, too! I could just go on, and on, but, why bother? We both know that your feelings of being insulted are simply angst and hyperbole, and that you have not REALLY felt insulted, unless, of course, you are still mad that you were only allowed to be president for only 8 years… In short, Mr. “Used to be” president, too, bad…
The diluted mind is well.. diluted.
Bo Wimmer says
Dear used to be President Obama,
Your legacy is being dismantled by President Trump quicker than you can get a run in a pair of cheap nylons. Your time as President was a stain on what this country stands for and was a personal insult to me and to the United States of America to which you did everything in your power to undermine and destroy. You have betrayed, and are a traitor to the United States, caused crimes and lies to be committed by the Judicial, FBI, CIA, NSA Departments and the State Department to intentionally disrupt and stop Donald Trump’s candidacy and then his Presidency!
You need to be prosecuted NOW.
That is your legacy, former President Obama!
In Australia, where there is no Second Amendment restraint on the government, politicians assign labels to a wide range of firearms that they feel are too dangerous to be in the hands of law abiding citizens and then mandate laws that outlaw “assault weapons” & “high capacity magazines”, leaving citizens with nothing more than an ever growing smaller class of firearms defined as low capacity sporting arms, that must be locked away, except for a narrow guideline of circumstances where they may be legally used.
Here in America we have a Bill of Rights that includes an amendment that is a RIGHT TO POWER that protects firearms ownership:
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
In his confirmation hearings for nomination to the Supreme Court, Niel Gorsuch was asked his opinion concerning the Second Amendment by Senator Feinstein. His reply, “IT’S THE LAW OF THE LAND MA’AM.”
YET – Progressive democrat politicians, at the state level of government, in every state where they have enough of a legislative majority, and the governors house to sign, interpret this great constitutional protection to mean:
A State regulated control of firearms, being necessary to the security of the progressive state, the right of law enforcement officials, active and retired, to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. All other citizens will comply with firearm and magazine capacity restrictions, as outlined by state law, under penalty of felony prosecution.
End result, and the REALITY of our GREAT SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT TO ARMS:
Politicians assign labels to a wide range of firearms that they feel are too dangerous to be in the hands of law abiding citizens and then mandate laws that outlaw “assault weapons” & “high capacity magazines”, leaving citizens with nothing more than an ever growing smaller class of firearms defined as low capacity sporting arms, that must be locked away, except for a narrow guideline of circumstances where they may be legally used.
WE ARE IN AUSTRALIA!
TRUMP stopped the effective repeal of the Second Amendment at the federal level of government, yet so far, in many states, the Second Amendment is STILL effectively repealed.
WE AWAIT THE SUPREME COURT RESTORATION OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT – COAST TO COAST! . . . . From what I hear – IT’S THE LAW OF THE LAND!
Obama never had a legacy. If you call taking the citizens of America over the coals, then he has a legacy.
“Thank God for President Obama” says President Jimmy Carter. No not really, but you know he is thinking it. It has to be so nice to no longer be known as America’s worst President.