Barack Obama mocked former President Donald Trump and his supporters in a new book with an odd O.J. Simpson comparison. According to Ben Rhodes new book, ‘After the Fall’ Obama tried to explain Trump’s rise in such a way that you know he still doesn’t get it.
What Obama and the gang don’t get or won’t admit is that Trump – forget his style which pissed some people off – was right about a lot. The pandemic proved he was right on the China supply chain issues. The pandemic also proved Trump (and Bannon) were right to try to reform the federal bureaucracy (deconstruct the administrative state). Look, mistakes were made by everyone at the start of the pandemic but no one botched it like the CDC – they couldn’t even make tests that worked at the beginning which had nothing to do with Trump.
Best-selling author and no fan of Trump, Michael Lewis, wrote a book about our failing bureaucracy. It is called The Premonition: A Pandemic Story and it makes clear that reform is urgently needed and that Bannon and Trump were right to try to make changes.
Obama however does not see this instead he mocks Trump and his supporters with an OJ comparison. And for that reason the Dems are in trouble in 2022.
Rhodes worked for Obama from 2009 to 2017 and details Obama’s “black humor” about Trump’s improbably political victory. Obama said: “Trump is for a lot of white people what O. J.’s acquittal was to a lot of black folks – you know it’s wrong, but it feels good.”
Rhodes goes after Trump himself in his new book writing that “America had helped shape the world we lived in before descending into the cesspool of the Trump years.”
“We now had a government that was busy radicalizing a huge swath of American society, with pockets of the country turning to violent white supremacy or a QAnon conspiracy theory positing that America is secretly run by a cabal of child sex traffickers,” he writes.
Rhodes does not blame Trump for everything like many other pundits. He wrote, “the invasion of Iraq introduced a destabilizing new normal to global politics. Laws and norms were for the weak, and the strong could do anything they wanted.”
From The Daily Mail:
The NFL superstar’s acquittal in the highly-publicised 1995 murder trial divided the United States with jubilant reactions among members of the black community and widespread disapproval among white people.
Initial polling showed that 70 percent of black people agreed Simpson hadn’t murdered his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, while 75 percent of white people disagreed with the verdict.
The celebrations in the streets following the trial came four years after the savage beating of Rodney King by the LAPD, which sparked five days of rioting in Los Angeles.
Simpson was found responsible for the brutal stabbings in a civil suit brought two years later, but America’s split reaction to the first trial remains a point of fascination in the study of racial inequity.
'Trump is for a lot of white people what O. J.'s acquittal was to a lot of black folks' https://t.co/qyClGq2m03— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) June 2, 2021
'Trump is for a lot of white people what O. J.'s acquittal was to a lot of black folks – you know it's wrong, but it feels good' said Barack Obama, according to Ben Rhodes https://t.co/FHICHObXvI— AntifaBook.com (@JackPosobiec) June 2, 2021