Obama: Trump Has Shown a ‘Flimsy Relationship’ to the Truth
Obama: 'Kamala Harris will be the next vice president.'
Former President Barack Obama took another jab at his successor, President Donald Trump, saying he has a "flimsy relationship" to the truth.
During the promotion of his recently released book “A Promised Land,” Obama dismissed the notion that anything inappropriate had taken place in the presidential election.
The former president described the allegations as “bald assertions," asserting that Joe Biden would become the President of the United States.
“Look, Joe Biden’s going to be the next president of the United States,” Obama said.
“Kamala Harris will be the next vice president."
"I have been troubled like I think every American, whether you’re a Republican or Democrat or Independent, should be troubled, when you start having attempts to block, negate, overturn the people’s vote when there’s no actual evidence that there was anything illegal or fraudulent taking place."
“These are just bald assertions,” Obama continued.
“They’ve been repeatedly rejected by the courts," he added.
Obama: "I'm less surprised by Donald Trump doing this. He has shown only a flimsy relationship to the truth. I'm more troubled that you're seeing a lot of Republican officials go along with it, not because they actually believe it, but because they feel intimidated by it." pic.twitter.com/TYQWqKErDz— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 20, 2020
"And I think I’m less surprised by Donald Trump doing this."
"You know, he has shown only a flimsy relationship to the truth," the former President continued.
"I’m more troubled that you’re seeing a lot of Republican officials go along with it, not because they actually believe it, but because they feel intimidated by it, and the degree to which you’ve seen some news outlets that cater to the right and the conservative viewpoint somehow try to prop up these bogus claims.”
Earlier this month, Obama compared Trump to a dictator on CBS "60 minutes."
Obama implied during Trump's presidency, there was a "sense" he would “do anything to stay in power,” including suppressing journalists and even killing people.
The former President also urged Joe Biden, who has been projected 'President-Elect' by the media, to signal to the world that is no longer the case.
“I think that there has been this sense over the last several years that literally anything goes and is justified in order to get power,” Obama said.
Obama's remarks come as Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani revealed that evidence in the campaign's legal cases emerged from both Democrats and Republicans.