How Obama’s presidency impacted Trump’s rise to power

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CNN's Fareed Zakaria recounts the first time he met former President Barack Obama and breaks down the relevancy his presidency had on Trump's rise to power.
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101 Comments on "How Obama’s presidency impacted Trump’s rise to power"

  1. No, the hate towards a black man with class, intelligence and integrity were the main reason as to why Trump got elected. The fact that some minorities still support Trump makes it even more disgusting.

    • That doesn’t make any sense. Obama won in 2008 and 2012. Hillary Clinton lost to Trump in 2016. Many Obama voters, as we know about BOOT voters, switched to Trump in 2016. Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate who didn’t even try to campaign in the rustbelt. No wonder she lost, combined with her enormous record of corruption and Trump out-flanking Hillary on the so-called “trade” deals, corruption, representing the Establishment as was displayed in Trump’s final ad, and Hillary’s support for the criminal war in Iraq and in Lybia, which is now a slave state; Obama violated International Law in Lybia, and Clinton was more hawkish than Obama.

    • Obama, Hillary and Trump are all complicit in the terror war in the Middle-East and shadow wars in Africa.

    • @Eli Low Trump vocally opposed the war.

    • @Sparky Sparky Actions speak louder than words. Also, I was talking about the so-called “war on terror”, which is itself a campaign of terrorism, killing, just in the case of Obama, over a 90% civilian death toll it was revealed. Trump proliferated the drone war by over 400%.

    • @Eli Low
      🚀 Dark Side of Obama.

      As Trump’s excesses mount, it’s time to reckon with the darker side of Obama’s legacy

  2. Listening to someone who is articulate like Obama speak after having Trump in office for 4yrs. I feel like I’ve just woken up from a 4yr InfoWars nightmare.

  3. Best thing about Trump is that he exposed the deep racism, bigotry and ignorance in America for all the world to see

  4. When Trump started Birther movement against Obama then every Racist in the country bow to him.

  5. Sick of the whole Trump administration

  6. Thomas Jefferson-“When government fears the people there is liberty. When people fear the government there is tyranny.”

    • azura roycroft | November 22, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Reply

      @Victor Smith and you are proving you are uneducated and make up for it with insults….thats the problem with Democrats as a whole. A bunch of fuss with nothing to back it. I fact check CNN and catch them lying constantly and can give proof, I’m not afraid of lies.

    • Let’s not forget why so many want Jefferson removed from our currency. It’s only been recently that his white descendants have acknowledged Jefferson’s black offspring. Forgive me for not hearing quotes from historical figures that were not progressive, yet destructive to freedom of all.
      Jefferson may be a hero to white superiority, but he is not a hero to those of us that know better.

    • azura roycroft | November 22, 2020 at 6:48 PM | Reply

      @Neat Gifts you’re sad.

    • @Neat Gifts let’s just remove people off the currency period, remove holidays or anything else that hurts the feelings of the progressive..
      I’m sure we can find anyone that has made a mistake and as soon as it is allowances..

    • @azura roycroft just another Low IQ tRump voter whining cause he lost your tears are sooo sweet lol

  7. Now Donald is casting doubt again on another legitimate Presidency… when will this guy finally meet karma?

    • @redxsage wow you haven’t paid attention at all have you even the facts that you just tried to give which I’ll give you props for that… Need to be reevaluated. You’re wrong hun. You know anything that’s positive about President Trump? I’m being serious do you know any of his accomplishments? Because I didn’t I didn’t have a clue period because I listened to the news. they had me brainwashed they got so many brainwashed and then they Gaslight you don’t know what that is look it up. It causes PTSD. And it can be debilitating on how you think. I know I have C-PTSD. And actually it wasn’t for that I don’t think I would have realized what’s been going on in researched. do you know what’s happening in January with prescription costs? I’m just curious I was just one of his many many accomplishments and how he did it was freaking mind-blowing so smart. You know I had no other president did attempt to bring prescription cost down? Cuz they would have had to go against big pharma. Trump had some balls he did it and made it look like nothing. We paid the highest costs and now we are guaranteed the lowest cost we will pay the same as any other Nation pays and not up anymore. Dropping the cost from 60 to 80%. FACTS… PEOPLE IS WE JUST NEED TO STOP BEING SO DIVIDED AND SO JUDGMENTAL AND RUDE. THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT AND ACTUALLY THAT’S WHAT THEY NEED THINK ABOUT IT. THINGS ARE REALLY STIRRED UP RIGHT NOW CUZ THEY NEED THEM TO BE BUT IT’S NOT DOING ANYBODY ANY GOOD BECAUSE FINALLY THEY FIGURED IT OUT. OBAMA WHOM I USED TO RESPECT WHO BRAGGED ABOUT HAVING THE FIRST SCANDAL FREE ADMINISTRATION… WELL I’LL GIVE HIM THIS HE WOULDN’T LYING… AT THE TIME . TURNS OUT HE’S GOT THE MOST SCANDALOUS ADMINISTRATION OF ALL TIMES. IT’S INFURIATING PERIOD AND THE FACT THAT THEY THOUGHT WE WERE SO DUMB WE COULDN’T FIGURE IT OUT MAKES IT THAT MUCH MORE INFURIATING. CALLING TRUMP NAMES ANYBODY THAT STOOD FOR TRUMP NAMES DEPLORABLE ETC… THAT’S WHAT BULLIES DO OBAMA’S LIKE A FREAKING SCHOOLYARD BULLY! WE KNOW HOW THEY WORK. IT’S SAD CUZ I THINK HE CAME IN WITH GOOD INTENTIONS BUT AT THE END WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE HE GAVE IN HE WENT WITH THE POWERFUL CHOICE THINKING SINCE IT’S BEEN DONE ALL THESE YEARS THAT WAS THE SAFE SIDE. THAT’S MY BELIEF IN THIS . I JUST WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH. I JUST WANT TO KNOW THAT I THOUGHT WITH EVERYTHING IN ME TO SAVE MY KIDS AND GRANDKIDS. THAT’S WHAT WE ALL SHOULD WANT. I WAS WRONG. THANK YOU FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH

    • @M A seriously? Spoken like a true Trump hater! I can read the comments and spot them a mile away. They are the ones that are short and bittersweet. The ones that have nothing but biased opinion and not a single fact. Keep using the bullying mentality but in the end you can’t stop what’s coming. I’m just saying this cuz if it was me I would want somebody to get my attention so just maybe I could look into something worth arguing about that I knew what I was talking about. You’re wrong and I know this because I was wrong! Till this year. So I’m trying to do the right thing and if I can help anybody open their eyes I won’t stop. Poor people start calling me names etc might as well save it and come at me with facts. Pick a subject cuz there’s not a whole lot that I have not dug deep into. It’s a game changer. It’s amazing when you know what you’re talking about compared to what you’re regurgitating cuz you’re hurt on the news period and that stuff on the news is petty compared to the bigger picture. God bless stay safe and stay well

    • HeavierThanLight | November 22, 2020 at 5:24 PM | Reply

      @Tonya Medsker karma ties to anyone deserving, those who are running a morally wrong path whilst knowing.

    • Major Old Lady aka, Mom | November 22, 2020 at 7:38 PM | Reply

      Hah! When he gets matching bracelets and an orange suit to match his fake tan, 😂

  8. When Trump leaves the White House in January, he will lose the constitutional protection from prosecution afforded to a sitting president. It’s safe to say that Trump will be in legal jeopardy for the rest of his unnatural life.

    After Jan. 20, Trump will be more vulnerable than ever to a pending grand jury investigation by the Manhattan district attorney into his crooked family business and its practices, as well as his taxes.

    Trump claims that the investigation by the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr, is a politically motivated fishing expedition. But if the Supreme Court rules that Vance is entitled to the records, and he uncovers possible crimes, Trump could face a reckoning with law enforcement — raising the possibility of a criminal conviction, or even prison, for a former president.

    Vance’s subpoena, which sought eight years of Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns and other records from his accounting firm, suggested in court papers that they were investigating a range of potential financial crimes. They include insurance fraud and criminal tax evasion, as well as grand larceny and scheming to defraud — which together are NY State’s equivalent of federal bank fraud charges.

    Michael Cohen testified under oath before Congress that Trump often inflated the value of his assets when dealing with lenders or potential business partners, but deflated them when it benefited him for tax purposes.

    Part of Vance’s criminal investigation pertains to payments made during Trump’s 2016 campaign to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal to prevent them from publicly acknowledging they had affairs with him.

    Cohen pleaded guilty to orchestrating the payments, which Manhattan federal prosecutors said amounted to illegal gifts to Trump’s campaign. They identified Trump in court filings as having directed Cohen’s efforts, but he was not charged.

    Trump has said that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself for any federal offenses, but that preposterous concept remains untested, because until now,  no president has ever been so corrupt and morally depraved to attempt to do so. A 1974 Justice Department opinion said presidents could not pardon themselves because that would violate the “fundamental rule that no one may be a judge in his own case.

  9. Mitch McConnell is an evil man who did everything he can do to divide country and block Obama from doing his job

    • McConnell is the reason why the GOP is a communist party right now. Look at his wife .. straight out of China. She whispers communist ideas into Mitch’s ears at night … Mitch then goes and whispers those ideas into Donald’s ears.

    • Luvenia Vaughan | November 22, 2020 at 9:24 PM | Reply

      @T S, at one time the Democrats held all three, the House, the Senate, and the White House. The biggest fault with President Obama was he thought he could work WITH the Republican Party to make America a better place for every American. The Republicans met and made a pact to just say NO to EVERYTHING President Obama ask for EVEN the policies that started as a Republican idea. If President Obama had done what Trump did the Republicans would have impeached him then tarred and feathered him.

    • @T Chaw “Communist”? No, you are mistaken, that is the wrong ideology to characterize Trumps “rule”. It is Fascism in its core… which includes McConnal’s enabling. In any case, it is anti-democratic. But to be fair, much of what you see in China, resembles Fascism the way their so called “communism” is practiced. It is very business friendly but authoritarian at the same time.

    • @il Prete Rosso All the ACA did was give a bunch of poor people a little card saying they had access to healthcare they couldn’t afford. Cheers

    • @P Heresy You’re right .. it’s fascism. I was just trying to piss off Trump butt lickers, knowing how they dislike the word. But yes … the GOP is now a fascist platform. I still hold firm that Mitch’s wife whispered authoritarian ideas into Mitch’s ears, and he whispered into Donnie’s ears.

  10. I bet it’s eating Trump inside to know that Obama, with whom he’s obsessed, won his re-election and he didn’t. That’s got to be a big hit to his ego.

  11. Yeah it’s called white supremacist racism, period end of story…

  12. If trump hadn’t been the Grand Wizard of the birther movement, he wouldn’t be president

  13. It says something about politics in general when we elect the man who was the face of the birther movement, and the laughing stock of more than one Correspondent’s dinner.

    • Amelinda TOEIC | November 22, 2020 at 6:46 PM | Reply


    • Obama, has taken up residence in Trumps head since, 2008, when after Obama won, Trump became a Republican, and stated,” if I ran for president, I could only run, as a Republican, because, they are low income, uneducated, and white, and they will beleive, anything I tell them, I, would never be able to get Democrats, to listen, they are a smart bunch”!… ENOUGH SAID!!

  14. Informed Choice | November 22, 2020 at 2:49 PM | Reply

    Demonstrating the inherent racism and ignorance within the GOP voter base. So blinkered by hate, they can’t see truth anywhere.

  15. Jyrki Seppälä | November 22, 2020 at 3:06 PM | Reply

    Democrats has been too nice, even when republicans are hitting under the belt.

  16. Mister Sarajevo | November 22, 2020 at 3:10 PM | Reply

    And Republicans like to say that Obama was the divisive one…

  17. No one in Obama’s administration could even get indicted much less convicted. Trump sure showed him how it’s done.

    • The other Account | November 22, 2020 at 8:11 PM | Reply

      @Nev Shepard OK princess

    • Miri IAintSayin | November 22, 2020 at 8:54 PM | Reply

      @Mike Clothier — wow! talk about needing to wake up or be ridiculed forever. where is the proof? it sure hasn’t been presented in court! every case has been blasted for lack of merit by predominantly republican judges. you know, it would actually be better for your heart to take a few xanax and go back to sleep. maybe your dreams will be kinder than reality. you people are nucking futs.

    • Jamie Scofield | November 22, 2020 at 9:11 PM | Reply

      @Mike Clothier Prepare to swallow and like it, champ. For four years!

    • Charles Phillips | November 22, 2020 at 9:27 PM | Reply

      His whole staff are convicted felons!

    • The other Account | November 22, 2020 at 9:35 PM | Reply

      @Charles Phillips that Susan Rice what a POS


  19. GOP cult: “Democracy is great…only so long as we can subvert it to gain power and maintain our corrupt, plutocratic, minority fascist rule!”

  20. Throwback Channel | November 22, 2020 at 5:06 PM | Reply

    Trump is pure evil. He’s just jealous that Obama is more successful and a better person than him

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