Sources reveal that President Obama is concerned regarding Trump’s abilities and behavior.
Asked about President Obama’s response to Trump’s wiretapping allegations, a source close to him told NBC News that he “rolled his eyes” at the claims, adding that Obama believes the claims “undermine the integrity of the office of the president”
However, the source went on to state that Obama “is concerned” about “Trump kicking people off their health insurance, not staffing the government, not being prepared for a crisis, rolling back regulations so that corporations can pollute the air and water and letting mentally unstable people buy guns with no problems whatsoever.”
“He cares about all those things much more than what President Trump tweets at the TV each morning,” the source added.
In the mean time, right-wing media seems hellbent on trying to demonize Obama in an attempt to shift the blame for Trump’s failed first few weeks in office.
As Salon explains, “Fox News abhors not having a Democratic villain. So the network is trying to bring back former President Barack Obama for the starring role.”
Desperately searching for someone with a high profile to blame for the generally chaotic start of Trump’s controversy-filled administration, the conservative media are refitting the former Democratic president, who has kept a low profile since exiting the White House, as an all-powerful gremlin who’s to blame for Trump’s laundry list of political woes.
And now, of course, Trump has seized on the right-wing media theme. Brandishing little more than a right-wing radio rant that was typed up by Breitbart.com, Trump over the weekend made the wholly unsubstantiated, and nonsensical, claim that Obama ordered a wiretap at Trump Tower. Trump then demanded that Congress investigate the alleged abuses. (Surprise! Trump’s right-wing media allies support the call.)
Time will tell how successful this approach might be, but in the short term – it seems that all Trump has managed to do is draw even more attention to himself and the ever-expanding controversy surrounding the alleged ties to Russia and his administration.