Grow up.Or, as the headline over his column in the Daily Mail read: "The game's over Mr President - and your team lost. End your Trump temper tantrum and show some dignity."
Piers Morgan is on to something.
Barack Obama is the kid who was never told no. He never had to work for it. Never had to face a hostile press. Never had to worry about money.
Now as his second term ends, most of America has rebuked Obama and he is angry.
And Piers Morgan called him out on it:
Obama’s spent the past few weeks charging around like a guy who’s watching the clock tick down and is desperate to snatch some semblance of victory from the jaws of a crushing, humiliating defeat.
Since the election, as the New York Times reported, he’s banned oil drilling off the Atlantic coast, named over 100 people to a range of senior government jobs, created new environmental monuments, commuted the sentences of 232 inmates and pardoned 78 others, protected funding for Planned Parenthood clinics, ordered the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay and blocked new Israeli settlements.
As some critics sneer, it’s more governing than he’s done in eight years.
In his most dramatic action, Obama claimed Russia swung the election Trump’s way by hacking Hillary Clinton’s emails and leaking them to Wikileaks to destroy her campaign.
He retaliated by throwing out a load of Russian diplomats.And later, Morgan contrasted the crass with The Class:
President George W. Bush, for all his many faults, was extraordinarily magnanimous towards Obama himself during their transition period.
In fact, he is widely regarded as having been the most generous and solicitous outgoing presidents in history.
And he’s continued to be so ever since, never popping up above the ex-president parapet to berate, rebuke or attack his successor.
Instead, Dubya sensibly retreated into the sidings, understanding that the job is difficult enough without the previous incumbent making it even harder.
Obama, by contrast, seems intent on making the transition to a Trump administration as poisonous and unhelpful as he possibly can.
Obama hates Trump and everything he stands for, and knows that Trump will get rid of, or radically change, most of his signature policies -- from Obamacare to the Iran nuclear deal.Yes, Obama has a phone and a pen.
But a legacy built on parlor tricks quickly evaporates.
President Trump will use his pen to obliterate Obama's legacy.
And then he will use his phone to call Chuck Schumer and others and build a bipartisan legacy that will rebuild the American economy. Infrastructure. Tax reform. Regulatory reform. Stuff that requires some actual hard work, deal-making and compromise.
We built this country on compromise. Just look at the Electoral College.
For all his outsized ego, President Trump will work with others, even Rosie O'Donnell if he has to.
Eight years ago, he told Eric Cantor: "I will trump you on that one."
America just Trumped Obama.
Time to man up and quit being a jerk, Mister Obama.
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