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Obama Off-The-Record Said 1 Trump Term Could Be OK But 2 ‘Would Be A Problem’

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Then-President Barack Obama in early 2017 told reporters in a lengthy off-the-record conversation that he believed america could survive one term of Donald Trump as commander-in-chief but feared two Trump terms “can be an issue.”

“I believe that 4 years is okay,” Obama told journalists just three days before Trump’s inauguration, in response to previously unreleased Justice Department documents that Bloomberg obtained and published this week.

The U.S. could, with one Trump term, “tackle some water, but we are able to type of bail fast enough to be okay,” said Obama, who didn’t envision the rolling back of his entire legacy.

But “eight years can be an issue,” he continued, adding: “I can be concerned a few sustained period wherein a few of these norms have broken down and commenced to corrode.”

In the identical discussion, Obama encouraged reporters to scrutinize any attempt from Trump to politicize law enforcement (which Trump later repeatedly did) — and slammed the GOP for being “ideologically completely incoherent.”

“You don’t know what they stand for,” Obama added.

Trump was eventually voted out of office following only one term — but he has continued to disclaim his 2020 election defeat to President Joe Biden and has repeatedly teased one other presidential run in 2024.

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