Obama says it’s ‘frustrating’ that more Republicans aren’t withstanding Trump over election outcomes
- Previous President Barack Obama stated in a CBS interview that aired on Sunday that it was “frustrating” that more Republicans have not rejected President Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge his election loss.
- While speaking to Gayle King on “CBS Sunday Morning,” Obama stated that President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were truly elected which there was “no legal basis” to challenge the results.
- Obama’s memoir, “A Promised Land,” will be launched on November 17.
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Former President Barack Obama stated in a CBS interview that aired on Sunday that it was “disappointing” that more Republican politicians haven’t withstood President Donald Trump in informing him that he lost the election.
While speaking with Gayle King on “CBS Sunday Morning,” Obama emphasized that both President-elect Joe Biden, who served under Obama as vice president from 2009 to 2017, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were truly chosen and mentioned that there was “no legal basis” to challenge the outcomes.
When King pointed out that Trump was getting widespread GOP assistance to challenge the results, especially from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Obama expressed discouragement at such actions.
” That has been frustrating,” he stated. “However it’s been sort of foregone conclusion throughout these 4 years. They obviously didn’t think there was any scams going on, because they didn’t say anything for the very first two days. But there’s damage to this due to the fact that what happens is that the serene transfer of power, the notion that any of us who attain an elected workplace– whether it’s dogcatcher or president– are servants of the individuals. It’s a short-lived task.”
He included: “We’re not above the rules. We’re not above the law. That’s the essence of our democracy.”
While Trump on Sunday reluctantly admitted that Biden won the election, he repeated his unmasked claim that the election was “rigged” and stated that he would not yield.
Obama wistfully recalled the concession from his 2008 challenger, the late Sen. John McCain of Arizona, as well as previous president George W. Bush and previous very first lady Laura Bush inviting him and former first woman Michelle Obama to the White House after that year’s election.
” Could not have actually been more gracious,” he stated.
Obama, who campaigned extensively for Biden in the last weeks of the project, is launching his memoir, “A Promised Land,” on November 17.
When asked what advice he might provide Biden, the previous president acknowledged the president-elect’s deep experience in Washington, among the reasons that affected him to select Biden as his running mate in 2008.
” He does not require my guidance,” Obama said. “And I will help him in any ways that I can.”
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