Another day, another fit of pique from Donald Trump on Twitter. It seems that anything and anyone sets the The Donald off these days, but this time, it was President Obama himself. The source of Trump's ire was an interview President Obama conducted with his former senior advisor, David Axelrod, on his podcast, The Axe Files. Obama said that he believed he could have "mobilized a majority" against Trump and won the presidency, had he been allowed to run for a third term. Of course, Trump thinks there's "no way" Obama would have beaten him, because even hypothetical situations hurt his ego.
President Obama, of course, makes a good point. He tells Axelrod that a majority of Americans support a country that is "tolerant and diverse and open," and he is "confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I ― if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it."
Trump responded as Trump does, saying: "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." He followed it up with a second tweet: "The world was gloomy before I won ― there was no hope. Now the market is up nearly 10% and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars!"
He later tweeted once again: "President Obama campaigned hard (and personally) in the very important swing states, and lost.The voters wanted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"
... Sure. For what it was worth, the good people of Twitter weren't buying it.
Easy Access Into Trump's Head
"You're saying it's rent free?" Obama said, knocking on the inside of Trump's skull. "Yeah, I'll take a 4 year lease." https://t.co/sLPMCYNrgv— John Rogers (@jonrog1) December 26, 2016
Presidents Don't Have To Be Confident, Right?
So Much Ambiguity. What Could It Mean?
It's really the "etc." that I find damning. https://t.co/mJqwFpn8ew— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) December 26, 2016
We're All A Little Guilty This Christmas
Trump's got hold of both egg nog and his phone. Watch out.— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) December 26, 2016
The Proof Is In The Numbers
Obama HuffPost Pollster average favorability—54.8%— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 26, 2016
Trump HuffPost Pollster average favorability—43.8% https://t.co/Jw6Xyn4wIn
Maybe It's All Just Been A Bad Dream?
a fun game for someone who’s been in a coma for the past year would be to show them these two tweets and ask who they think won pic.twitter.com/EJyxvPi4Mq— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) December 26, 2016
Even if it isn't legal, the sentiment is still appreciated, President Obama.