In the issue, Barack and Michelle disclose how life is going after leaving the White House. The former first couple gave more details on their book and the plans they have for their foundation.
“He’s nothing but a bullsh–ter,” President Obama allegedly told two friends last November after an election night phone call with then-President elect Trump. Obama's comment came after Trump stated he had much “respect” and “admiration” for Obama after spending nearly eight years trying to discredit his citizenship.
Many wonder how the Obamas' opinions of Trump has changed since they left office.
“Well,” said a source to People, “it hasn’t gotten any better."
“He’s very respectful of the appropriate role of a former president and that ex-presidents should not be looking over the shoulder of their successors and commenting on every decision,” political strategist David Axelrod told People.
This is an unspoken rule among former and current presidents. Axelrod noted George W. Bush withheld any criticisms against Obama's two terms.
However, Axelrod also said the country is currently in unchartered territory.
“Obviously, this now is a unique set of circumstances, but my sense is that he’s going to try and respect that tradition while reserving the right to speak out in given moments when things rise to that level,” Axelrod added.
Although she's kept many of her opinions out of public commentary, Michelle Obama has spoken about Trump's election in private. According to several friends, the former FLOTUS joked last December that she would be sporting mourning attire that she would call “the black series.”
“I’m going all black for the next couple of years,” she allegedly said to visitors in jest.
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