President Obama immediately saw right through Donald Trump as the then president told friends that the president-elect was a “bullsh–ter,” after an election night phone call in November 2016.
People included the story of Obama’s real thoughts about Trump:
“He’s nothing but a bullsh–ter,” Obama told two friends early last November, describing an election night phone call with Trump, in which the businessman suddenly professed his “respect” and “admiration” for Obama—after years of hectoring.
Obama always treated Trump and the transition with the utmost courtesy and respect, but it has been clear for years that Obama sees right through Trump for what he really is.
Consider this joke that Obama made about Trump during the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner, “The President the mocked Trump’s executive experience, “All kidding aside obviously we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience. For example, no seriously, just recently in an episode of Celebrity Apprentice at the steakhouse the men’s cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks, and there was a lot of blame to go around, but you Mr. Trump recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership and so ultimately you didn’t blame Lil’ Jon or Meatloaf. You fired Gary Busey, and these are the decisions that would keep me up at night. Well handled, sir. Well handled.”
Video of Obama shredding Trump in 2011:
One of Trump’s biggest problems as president is that you can’t substitute BS for knowledge and governing. Trump has skated through life living off his own BS, but now he is in the big leagues. People expect more, and when Trump tried his reality TV schmooze on Obama, the then president wasn’t fooled for a second by the pretender who would be moving into the White House.