After January 20th Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, but that won’t stop Barack Hussein Obama from stepping in to course correct the Trump administration if needed.
Real Clear Politics reports:
At a press conference Sunday in Lima the president said he does not believe he will be the last Democratic president, for a while, and made no promise to not speak up if he feels it to be “helpful” and “necessary” for him to comment on President-elect Trump’s proposals.
“Look, I said before, President Bush could not have been more gracious to me when I came in and my intention is to certainly for the next two months, finish my job and after that to take Michelle on vacation, get some rest, spend time with my girls and do some writing, some thinking,” Obama said in Peru.
“I want to be respectful of the office and give the president-elect an opportunity to put forward his platform and his arguments without somebody popping off in every instance,” Obama said.
“As an American citizen who cares deeply about our country, if there are issues that have less to do with the specifics of some legislative proposal but go to core questions about our values and our ideals, and if I think that it is necessary or helpful for me to defend those ideals, I’ll examine it when it comes,” the president said.
The fact is, the stage is being set for Obama to be in permanent president mode. In a sense he will be more powerful without the shackles of law to hold his bully pulpit. The media will back his statements and 50% of the country will view Obama as the real leader no matter who sits in the White House. Times are changing. Two Americas will unfortunately be forced to duke it out.
Take a look at the video from the interchange: