A new edition of New York Times (NYT) Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker’s book reveals former President Barack Obama’s outrage over his legacy coming to an end by then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump defeating Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
The latest version of Obama: The Call of History – originally released in July 2017 – contains updates based on new exhaustive reporting that includes shocking revelations about the 44th president regarding Election Day 2016.
Obama was more than reluctant to give up his helm to a detractor of everything he stood for – from abortion, to homosexuality, to immigration reform, to supporting Islam and Palestinian terrorism waged against Israel.
“Barack Obama admitted 'this stings' after the 2016 election result and spent the night watching the movie Dr. Strange to try and distract himself – a new book claims,” the Daily Mail reported. “The former president went from being confident that Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump to seeing it as a 'personal insult' that she lost.”
But as the results poured in, Obama’s over-confidence quickly evolved into rage.
“Obama arrogantly thought there was 'no way Americans would turn on him' – even though Clinton was far from perfect,” the Daily Mail’s Daniel Bates recalled from the book. “As the dust settled, Obama told his family that 'this hurts' and blamed Clinton who 'brought many of her troubles on herself' and ran a 'scripted, soulless campaign.’”
Obama’s utter contempt for the conservative, biblical principles Trump touted in his campaign were laid bare.
Dealing with his drop in popularity
As Obama’s nightmare continued to unfold, he tried to analyze the attack on his ego.
“By the end of the evening, the unthinkable had happened,” Baker rela..