What Does Obama Really Think of Trump?

His candid response didn't seem very presidential.

“He’s nothing but a bullsh–ter,” Obama reportedly told some friends early last November, after then-President Obama called the newly elected Donald Trump on election night. According to the friends, Trump told Obama that he had “respect” and “admiration” for him, in spite of all the campaign rhetoric to the contrary.

When People magazine asked these sources if the former President's opinion has changed since he's taken office, the source said, “Well, it hasn’t gotten any better.”

At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, when Michelle Obama spoke on behalf of Hilary Clinton, she famously described her husband's advice to their daughters. “When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level," she said. "No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high.”

But the Obamas -- and other notorious Democrats -- apparently don't bother following the Obama family motto when the topic turns to Trump. During the 2016 election, Obama used these words to describe the Republican nominee: “unfit,” “woefully unprepared” and “unacceptable.”

Obama's friend David Axelrod said, “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." Do you sense a "but" coming? Because I do. “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.”

Got it. So, America, forget that "we go high" thing. Now that Trump is in office there is a different set of rules.

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​h/t People