Obama Says He Could’ve Beaten Trump for Third Term

Obama Says He Could’ve Beaten Trump for Third Term

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
December 26, 2016

In an Interview on the "Axe Files" podcast, President Obama told David Axelrod, his former senior advisor, that he could've won a third term against Donald Trump if he had been allowed to run.

"I am 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," said the President. "I know that in conversations that I've had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say the vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one."

But the problem with this claim is that Donald Trump was essentially elected on the grounds that he would be repealing everything that President Obama put in place, which is why Obama said during the general election that it would be a "personal insult" to his legacy if voters didn't rally behind Clinton, especially the African-American community.

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The Trump campaign and Republicans presented Clinton as an untrustworthy candidate amidst the controversial John Podesta emails that Wikileaks released, and a central argument of the Trump campaign was that a Hillary Clinton Presidency would just be a third-term of Obama. That argument proved to be effective with voters and many states like Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan that Obama won in his previous elections ended up voting for President-elect Trump this time around.

On twitter, Trump voiced his disapproval of President Obama's comments:

So, when it comes to the hypothetical of Obama beating Trump in the general election and taking into account the reasons why President-elect Trump got elected - even in an unorthodox Presidential election as this one was - in the words of Simon Cowell, "it's a no from me."

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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