DAILY MAIL – Obama could not believe the American people had ‘turned on him’ for a man he had written off as a ‘cartoon’. 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’.
The eye-popping details are in the new edition of ‘Obama: The Call Of History’ by New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker.
Obama was so confident, in fact, that he and his family went to the White House theater to watch Doctor Strange, then got a text message with news that results were not looking good. Barack stayed up that night to see Trump flip a series of long-blue states, while Michelle went to bed.
The book was originally published in July of 2017, but was recently updated with more information on Obama’s presidency. It detailed how, on Election Day, there was widespread confidence that Clinton would win, a sentiment that Obama shared. Though Obama believed that Clinton was far from perfect, he thought there was no way the American people would turn on him by voting in Trump. As noted by Daily Mail.