Once again, President Obama manages to outdo his wannabe successor Trump.
The evidence is long-standing, and there is no doubt that Trump is obsessed with President Barack Obama.
Trump’s Obsession With Obama Explained
“Trump has a thing about Barack Obama. Trump is obsessed with Obama. Obama haunts Trump’s dreams,” Charles Blow began, adding that “One of Trump’s primary motivators is the absolute erasure of Obama — were it possible — not only from the political landscape but also from the history books.”
“Trump has questioned not only Obama’s birthplace but also his academic and literary pedigree. He was head cheerleader of the racial “birther” lie and also cast doubt on whether Obama attended the schools he attended or even whether he wrote his acclaimed books.”
Blow concludes that Trump is jealous of Obama, he stated, “It’s like a 71-year-old male version of Jan from what I would call the Bratty Bunch: Obama, Obama, Obama.”
Trump wants to be Obama — held in high esteem. But, alas, Trump is Trump, and that is now and has always been trashy. Trump accrued financial wealth, but he never accrued cultural capital, at least not among the people from whom he most wanted it.
Therefore, Trump is constantly whining about not being sufficiently applauded, commended, thanked, liked. His emotional injury is measured in his mind against Obama. How could Obama have been so celebrated while he is so reviled?
President Obama Beats President Trump On C-Span
Washington Examiner published an article earlier this week reporting that “In just three days, the short video of reporters yelling questions to President Trump about whether he is a racist has become C-SPAN’s most-watched clip on YouTube involving the Trump White House.” [You can watch the video by clicking here.]
In the video from Friday, Trump signed a proclamation honoring Martin Luther King Jr., and left the room as reporters demanded to know if he was a racist. That question was prompted by Trump’s reported comment that America shouldn’t let in people from “shithole” countries.
The record was previously held by the video of Trump’s inauguration speech which to date has slightly more than 241K views on YouTube. “Mr. President, are you a racist?” (C-SPAN) now has slightly more than 368K views.
However, and this is a big however, President Obama’s videos occupy 7 of the top 10 positions of C-Spans most viewed videos on YouTube for a total of 52.7 million views.
Looking at the numbers side-by-side, President Trump’s top 2 videos have received 609K views versus Obama’s top 2 clips which have received 19.7 million views. That means that so far – Trump has only received 3% of the total views of Obama.