Former President Barack Obama is mad – and for good reason.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Obama was reportedly furious about Trump’s unsubstantiated and absurd claims that Obama wiretapped Trump’s offices during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Obama should be angry by Trump’s wild and baseless accusations — and, in fact, all clear-thinking Americans should be angry, too.

And where is the outrage from Republicans?

Obama’s reaction, however, stopped short of outright fury, The Wall Street Journal reported. One source told the Journal that Obama was “livid,” saying Trump is trying to undermine his legacy and questioning his integrity. Trump is accusing Obama of a felony crime – yet another reason for Obama to be incensed.

A spokesman for Obama said: “Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

Last week, Trump tweeted that Obama was responsible for wiretapping his New York offices, a ridiculous, unproven claim that Trump refuses to address in detail.

But this is what Trump does: He makes up facts, he distorts the truth, he creates deceitful scenarios – he lies. And what’s worse: There are never any repercussions.

In Trump’s latest falsehood, he is using the concocted wiretapping conspiracy to distract Americans from an emerging investigation about Trump’s ties to Russian officials who apparently interfered with the 2016 presidential election to favor Trump.

“I think this is just a distraction,” Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., told ABC’s “This Week.” “To distract from this very, very serious interference by a foreign power [Russia] on our democracy. And, the question of whether Trump world, his campaign, his business associates, had anything to do with it and colluding with them. So I think he’s just distracting, as he tends to like to do.”

So Trump goes back to his predictable playbook: Create another uncorroborated scandal and target Obama – again.

We’ve seen this madness before.

For five years — with absolutely no proof — Trump promoted the manufactured “birther” movement, the false claim that Obama wasn’t born in the United States. And now, he’s going after Obama again with another fictitious scandal.

Former White House press secretary was Josh Earnest was forceful in talking with ABC’s This Week. “It is false to say that President Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower,” he said. “This may come as a surprise to the current occupant of the Oval Office, but the president of the United States does not have the authority to unilaterally order the wiretapping of an American citizen.”

Trump hasn’t spoken to Obama since Inauguration Day, in what some aides called a “warm” relationship. And after his Oval Office meeting with Obama in January, Trump told CBS’ 60 Minutes that Obama is “terrific” and they have great “chemistry.”

So much for that.

For eight years, I wrote about Obama’s penchant for being conciliatory, offering olive branches to disrespectful Republicans and choosing compromise over quarrels. It was an admirable attribute. But the constant disrespect Obama was subjected to during his tenure now, unfortunately, continues with Trump.

Obama had a vision for America – Trump doesn’t have a clue about anything. And like the rest of us, Obama is watching a slow train wreck 50 days into Trump’s presidency. We’ve gone from integrity and respect in the White House to buffoonery and recklessness.

Asked this week whether Trump’s wiretapping accusations will damage the relationship between Trump and Obama, White House press secretary Sean Spicer offered his own preposterous spin.

“I think that they’ll be just fine,” Spicer said.

Really? I doubt it.

What do you think?

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20 thoughts on “Is Trump Trying To Erase Obama’s Legacy?

  1. Dr. Larry on said:

    If you want Chris to go away, provide some intelligent rebuttal to his list of Obama failures. Diane, you fancy yourself an educated liberal black woman. Do something more than string together vulgarities in a reply. Waiting……

  2. News Media of all forms…..CAN WE HAVE A T LEAST 2 WEEKS OF NOT MENTIONING TRUMP. The media, and people in general need to GET A LIFE!! There are other things going on in the world besides the Trump crap!!! Don’t people have better things to do?? SMDH!!!!

  3. chris*–Shouldn’t you be on the KKK or Aryan Nation websites with your BS?
    No one here cares about your trailer trash ass!!!!!!!!!

  4. Chump is a POS who is delusional and a LIAR!!!!!
    His lame attempt accusing Barack H. Obama of wiretapping him will be proven FALSE!!!!

    This is the same TURD if folks remember who had the “birther issue” with Barack.
    Chump was hellbent on proving Obama was not a US citizen-also FALSE!!!!!

    There is nothing but INCOMPETANCE/JEALOUSY behind Chump’s desperate actions!!!!!!!!!!

  5. jhuff on said:

    The American voters want to erase the legacy of “hopeless and no Change” that’s why they vanquished Hillary last November

  6. Chris on said:

    House negro Cottman is at it again. What legacy?
    You’re right I forgot that average family premiums climbed $4800.
    I forgot median household income decreased 7.3% from $56k to $51K.
    I forgot the labor participation rate decreased from 65.7% to 62.7%.
    I forgot the 32% increase in Americans on food stamps.
    I forgot GDP grew less than 3% on average.
    I forgot he added $8 trillion in debt.
    I forgot Obama gave Palestinians $221 million on his last day, while Flint citizens are still drinking sewage.
    I forgot the U.S. Census Bureau said 47.7 million Americans – or 14.8 percent of the population are living in poverty
    I forgot he gave Iran $150 billion to build their nuclear weapons program.
    I forgot his campaign pledge in 2007 “As President, I wont stand for hundreds of thousands of veterans waiting for benefits. We’ll make sure that our disabled vets receive the benefits they deserve.”
    I forgot he hired 12,000 IRS agents to collect the Obamacare tax. He did not hire one more doctor to give you what you paid for.
    I forgot in 2009, the U.S. ranked 6th in economic freedom. Now we are 12th.
    I forgot he saved the auto unions and it cost us only $11.2 billion.
    I forgot he gave men the right to urinate next to little girls.
    Unemployment is at 4.5%, if you took out the part time jobs created, it would be double digits.
    Or, how about some of his lies:
    I only heard about Hillary Clintons email account when I saw it on the news.
    The Taliban is not a terrorist organization
    I just heard about Gruber before I came to this press conference.
    We have ebola under control.
    Clapper gave me wrong Intel. It’s his fault.
    I promised to end the war in Iraq and I did.
    I never ordered the Taliban swap it was Hagel
    Not even a smidgeon of corruption
    I only found out about it when I saw it on the news.
    We won’t negotiate with terrorists.
    I will have the most transparent administration in history.
    I have Shovel ready jobs.
    The IRS is not targeting anyone.
    Benghazi was about a movie.
    If I had a son.
    I will put an end to the type of politics that “breeds division, conflict and cynicism”.
    You didn’t build that.
    I will restore trust in Government.
    The cops acted stupidly.
    I am not after your guns.
    The Public Will Have 5 Days To Look At Every Bill That Lands On My Desk.
    It’s not my red line it is the worlds red line.
    Whistle blowers will be protected.
    We got back Every Dime we Used to Rescue the Banks, with interest.
    I will close Gitmo.
    I am not spying on American citizens.
    ObamaCare will be good for America.
    You can keep your family doctor.
    Premiums will be lowered by $2500.
    If you like your plan, you can keep it. Period.
    We’ll put it on C-Span.
    57 states.
    Your taxes will not go up unless you make more than 250K a year.
    I will cut the deficit in half in 3 1/2 years or this will be a one term proposition.
    The recession is over.
    I’m not an ideologue.
    We will get to the bottom of this.
    I will not sign the NDAA bill.
    Reverend Wright
    Bill Ayers
    no lobbyists in my administration.
    I’ll go through the budget line by line.
    Fast And Furious.
    I’ve never met the uncle I used to live with.
    I Barack Hussein Obama pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America
    YEAH, WHAT A LEGACY

    WHAT DO YOU THINK?

  7. Trump is threatened by the fact that he will never be as great of a man, person, or President like Obama. The cowards in the Republican Party like Paul Ryan are to afraid to even stand up for what is right.
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      • Why don’t you GFY Chris, better kill yourself, such an idiot, don’t blame Obama cause you’re a low life POS and you can’t grab ahold of life, that foolish you wrote, is foolish just like you’re a FOOL! STFU!

  8. Hope so. Obama did nothing, only empty promises. ACA isn’t viable for those who pay their own way such as myself, premiums have gone up way higher than my paycheck has. His NDAA suspended habeas corpus which is CRAZY. The man turned out to be a complete sellout fraud.

  9. Diane on said:

    U betcha, he’s trying to ruin Obama’s legacy. Trump is a joke. He’s always been jealous of Obama for numerous reasons. The lst is bc Obama is very popular. He saw the crowd Obama had at both of his inaugurations. He’s jealous bc he has intellect, and integrity, which the fool currently in the White House has none. He’s jealous for any number of reasons. He had the AUDACITY to say Obama “likes me”. Yeah right. Obama like him about as much as I like him, and I can’t stand him. He has no integrity or moral compass. Its sad!!

      • Plantation my a.. this country was built on the backs of blacks we don’t owe you nothing you have always stolen your way to the top. The world is browning more and more everyday and you are running scared and you have reason to because you will be sitting in the back of the bus “REAL SOON”.

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