Obama: I expected Trump to be a one-term president and 'I was right about that'

Obama: I expected Trump to be a one-term president and 'I was right about that'


Former President Barack Obama said this week that he “expected” President Trump to be a “one-term” president.

“I did not expect Donald Trump to be elected,” Obama told Spanish newspaper El Pais while promoting his newly released memoir A Promised Land. “What I did expect, though, was that if he was elected, it’d be one term. I was right about that.”

Obama had predicted that Trump “would never” be president during an appearance on a Jimmy Kimmel Live! segment in 2016.

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Obama also lamented Trump’s contesting of the presidential election results, pointing out that he called Trump to congratulate him on election night in 2016 and attempted to ensure a peaceful transition.

“Peaceful transfer of power between parties is part of what makes a democracy work,” Obama said. “We didn’t delay for weeks on end pretending that it hadn’t happened.”

Obama also criticized Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in the interview,

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