On January 20th at 12:01 EST the baton of leadership of the United States of America will be passed from Barack Hussein Obama to Donald J. Trump. This seemingly innocuous event has been a tradition in the United States ever since George Washington passed off leadership to John Adams. Yet, this inauguration seems to oddly stand out. Ever president since Woodrow Wilson has left Washington D.C. after the new president takes over. Obama will be doing no such thing. Rather, he will be moving a mere 2 miles away into nine-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bathroom estate the Obamas are renting from former Clinton administration Press Secretary Joe Lockart and wife Giovanna Gray, who paid $5.3 million for it in 2014.
With Obama making it clear in the past that he is not following Presidential tradition and remaining quiet during Trump’s Presidency coupled with the view of the White House that Trump was helped by Russia to win the Presidency, Obama’s proximity to the White House for the considerable future gives him a continuous bully pulpit not confined by Presidential decorum. Rather, Obama will be continued to be visited by the international media as a kind of “moral compass” or “stop valve” to Trump’s actions.
Washington DC is set to be rocked by an unprecedented amount of protests in an around the inauguration. This is only the beginning. At 12:01 Trump will be President and Obama will become his permanent adversary and the new National Community Organizer and Chief. If you think the protests will be violent tomorrow, an Obama unshackled by the confines of the Presidency will ensure they will become a permanent part of the American landscape. Obama’s own post-Presidential bully pulpit will be used to turn the country against any and all Trump actions the Left deems “fascist.”
Obama is not going anywhere. He will simply be crowned by Hollywood and the media as President for life. America is certainly changing.