Politico: How Obama not so subtly undercuts Trump
Obama’s calculated but opaque opposition to Trump was on full display in Berlin.
When they realized former President Barack Obama was going to be in Berlin the same day President Donald Trump was going to be in Brussels, Angela Merkel was the one who called the White House to break the news.
The German chancellor invited Obama to the event in front of the Brandenburg Gate last year, before the election. Officially part of a multi-day gathering sponsored by the Protestant church in Germany, focused on youth and highlighting an exchange program between Berlin and Chicago, it was really about letting Obama boost his friend ahead of her fall reelection campaign and begin the international phase of his own post-presidency.
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WNU Editor: He just cannot let it go. After being deferred to and praised by many for 8 years .... and then to see President Trump be treated and feted by the Saudis and Israelis in a manner that was never accorded to him .... he has to (cough cough) voice his thoughts. I understand what he is doing .... he is fighting for his legacy, and he and his supporters know that President Trump is well positioned to uproot it. Here is an easy prediction .... President Obama's criticisms of President Trump are going to increase over time. But for the moment .... happy days are here today .... Nothing Says "Happiness" and "Relief" Like Angela Merkel Seeing Barack Obama Again (Mother Jones).
More News On President Obama's Remarks In Berlin
In Berlin, Obama Tacitly Criticizes Trump -- US News and World Report
Obama jabs Trump ahead of NATO summit -- FOX News
Obama, in Europe, taunts Trump -- Washington Times
Obama sends Trump clear message: 'We can't hide behind a wall' -- USA Today
Trump debuts in Europe as Obama returns to stir nostalgia for the old days -- The Guardian