‘President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me,’ the president-elect tweeted. ‘He should say that but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.’
Disappearing jobs, the shortcomings of the Obamacare medical insurance overhaul law and the rise of the ISIS terror army were major campaign themes Trump leveraged to draw lines of distinction between himself and the Democrats.
Moments after the first tweet, Trump delivered a broadside to the United Nations following an anti-Israel vote that Obama chose not to veto.
‘The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!’ he wrote.
CNN on Monday published an interview that former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod conducted with his old boss, who claimed the vision of a united America he stressed in his famous 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote speech is still powerful enough that it might have carried the day.
‘You know, 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.’
‘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”,’ he said.
Obama claimed that Republicans including former Fox News Channel CEO Roger Ailes and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ‘mobilized a backlash to this vision’ in order to beat Democrats up and down the ballot.
Part of Trump’s standard stump speech promised Americans that he would unite them as ‘one people, under one God, saluting one American flag.’
Obama claimed that high ground for himself, saying the GOP proved it ‘can just just throw sand in the gears’ and produce national disunity.