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Obama Says He Could Have Won 2016 Election, Trump Reacts

Obama Says He Could Have Won 2016 Election, Trump Reacts

President Barack Obama has said in a new interview that he thinks he would have won the 2016 election if he was allowed to run for a third term in office.

The President of the United States says that his vision of “hope and change” still is true eight years after he was elected for his first term.

“I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama said on CNN’s The Axe Files podcast.

“I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say the vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one,” he added.

Click inside to read what Donald Trump said in response to Obama’s comments…

President-elect Donald Trump, who was victorious in the 2016 election, does not agree with Obama‘s statement.

“President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.” he tweeted.

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  • dalovelee

    Obama has crossed over into narcissist who can’t let go zone. Hillary and Obama’s policies were rejected. Not ONLY did Trump win but MOST of the Dem seats in Senate and House.

  • Adam Gordon

    Trump lost by three million popular votes mate.
    Three MILLION, although I suppose they were all illegal…

  • John Dow

    Being popular doesn’t win you the election. The electoral college does. I suppose you haven’t heard of that?

  • Adam Gordon

    I’m actually very familiar with it.
    It’s an antiquated system that weights small state votes, it’s as backward as Trump’s policies.
    Take a look at the developed world, they use proportional representation.

    It’s patently obvious to anyone who can think that the winner of an election should be the one with the most votes from the electorate.

  • John Dow

    You’re an idiot. Claiming Hilary won the election because she had the popular vote is like saying you won a game of chess because you had more pieces, even though your opponent had you in checkmate. Both candidates were seeking the 270 electoral votes they wanted to win, if they were looking to win the popular vote both of them would have taken a radically different approach to their campaigns.

  • Adam Gordon

    You are deeply unpleasant, I am not an idiot.
    When did I claim Hillary won? Trump beat her soundly.

    The problem is the game they were playing is broken.

  • Cruizin1960

    I call Bull S*it. It is quite likely that another candidate other than Trump would have been running if it had been Obama and, based on the number of House and Senate seats lost, Governorships lost and State Legislatures lost during his two terms in office, it is doubtful that he would have been elected. If he thinks that anyone other than NE, West Coast and urban Progressive think he has done a good job for the country or that they approve of his vision of America….he needs serious meds because he is delusional.

  • John Dow

    Electoral college is not a problem. Brainwashed, uneducated people who believe it’s broken is the problem. In today’s America four states would matter in a popular vote.

  • Adam Gordon

    Brainwashed too I guess. Aren’t you a delight.
    State level voting would be irrelevant if you got rid of the college.
    Every vote would count for the exact same, as it obviously should.
    Candidates would focus their campaigns on population centres, as they obviously should.
    At the risk of following you into ad hominem territory, it seems you haven’t really thought about this beyond your narrow worldview.

  • John Dow

    As i said – people like you are the problem.

  • Adam Gordon

    Outside of the fact that I disagreed with you from an informed position, I fail to see what problem I present.
    Having ones opinion challenged is only a problem if that opinion is poorly founded.
    Hopefully those Americans that can think will support electoral reform.

  • John Dow

    You? From informed position? Ha ha ha… you’re delusional. America exists after more than 240 years because we adopted federalism and each state, no matter the size or population, was represented equally and proportionally.

    If you don’t like the system, then you should pack your bags and find another country that suits your needs. I heard Russia is beautiful this time of year and it has electoral system that you like.

  • SaraJ

    He said he would have won the majority. He’s right – Hillary got almost 3 million more votes than Trump. More Americans wanted her than Trump, period.
    And I believe none of the other nincompoop Republican candidates could have EVER won – the only reason he did was because all the sexist and racist people ran out to the polls based on his rhetoric.

  • John Dow

    Racist and sexist people voted for the party of racism, ignorance, sexism, bigotry and slavery… they voted for Democrats.

  • Nova

    Mr Dow is a regular on this website. He has to stoop to name calling because he does not use facts. People like him are far more the problem. He is a avid Trump supporter. All Trumps supporters will realize soon enough the reality of it is their loss too.

  • Nova

    That’s a long time ago John, Things have changed. And will continue to change.

  • Adam Gordon

    Good to know!
    I did feel I may be falling down the rabbit hole of dumb.

  • Adam Gordon

    I’m British and live in Canada.
    I represent a nonpartisan and unbiased viewpoint, which I freely accept is not definitive.
    I would hope you are aware that there are many other countries, some (shockingly!) even older than the U.S.
    Many of them aren’t federal republics, and many are. Some are even federal republics with proportional representation!
    Do your research John.

  • John Dow

    Things have changed…. Democrats have spawned yet another hate group which members have already committed a few acts of domestic terrorism. What a «wonderful» change…

  • John Dow

    Those countries are not the United States of America. You know, one man’s meat is another man’s poison.

  • Shelby

    He would’ve won because the black people would’ve bothered to go vote. As they did in the past. They didn’t bother voting for a white Democrat with similar views. Now THAT is racism. Thankfully we have term limits.

  • Shelby

    He would’ve won because the black people would’ve bothered to go vote. As they did in the past. They didn’t bother voting for a white Democrat with similar views. Now THAT is racism. Thankfully we have term limits.

  • Shelby

    Trump supporters are not racist. Most would’ve voted for Carson over Hillary. It’s the message not the messenger. We actually vote on issues not skin color or sex or sexual orientations. But keep making excuses instead of acknowledging that roughly half the country disagrees with the Dems policies.

  • IrreconcilableAttractiveness

    Trump won because of some 70000 votes in the Rust Belt.

    You’re telling me Obama, who doesn’t have (anywhere near) the negatives that Hillary had and that fact he killed Romney and McCain in those same districts, wouldn’t have beaten Trump?

    In the words of the great man himself: Wrong!

  • Nova

    So one sided John. You really like the twist things around. There is far more hate and fear coming from the right wing. Counting friends and relatives who voted for Trump. We have the racists. People who are afraid of immigrants. The so called ” Christians” who believe and push their religion. The fear goes on and on it is going to create some horrible things for the future.

  • SaraJ

    Not every supporter, to be sure, but many who never bothered to step out and vote before DID because of his anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-POC implications. Did you not see the throngs of supporters with anti-Jew and anti-black chants, t-shirts, etc.? Please. Racists.
    And as for Hillary, I think a lot of people (like even my liberal, always-voting-Democrat old uncle) could not bring themselves to vote for a woman. Which is so sad considering how qualified she was.

  • SaraJ

    You make zero sense. All the anti-Jew, anti-black, anti-Muslim folks stepped out for Trump. Quietly or loudly, they did.

  • John Dow

    It makes zero sense to you, because you’re an uneducated, brainwashed sheep who knows nothing about the history of the Unites States and the Democratic party of the U.S.

    Here is a tiny bit of information for you:

    The Democrats’ Missing History (Aug. 13, 2008)

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB121856786326834083

    «As Democrats prepare to nominate Sen. Barack Obama to be the first black president, the Democratic National Committee and its chairman, Howard Dean, have whitewashed the party’s horrific and lengthy record of racism.»

  • Lawrence Rainbow

    *coughs* Bullshit. lol

  • John Dow

    Facts have no sides. You can call Trump supporters whatever you want, but it won’t change anything. Almost all the hate, anger and destruction come from Democrats, Liberals and Progressives.

  • Nova

    Ha ha ha ha. Oh , MR DOW, you certainly have a right to your opinion.

  • Joy

    I just laugh and pucker my lips really huge whenever Trump speaks. xD

  • Lawrence Rainbow

    You left out stupidity, which plays a big part in it too lol.

  • Shelby

    There are extreme exceptions supporting every candidate. Labeling Trump supporters as racist does nothing but create REALLY hard feelings. Nobody likes to be falsely accused.

    Most of us are against illegal immigrants. Just obey the laws. That’s not asking too much.

    Most trump supporters would’ve voted for Fiorina over any white male Democrat. It’s NOT about anything but policy for the majority of people. Believe it or not, Hillarys opinions and policies are REALLY bad for the economy.

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  • Do Tell

    Not trying to be rude here, but if anyone is a narcissist, it’s Donald Trump. He so outrageous, but you cannot ignore him. He’s so brazen, but at the same time, interesting. When he talks, people listen. The fact that he beat all those other Republicans is proof of that.

    President Obama is a different type of man altogether. He’s not an aggressive personality. He’s peaceful. I think many disagreed with his handling of the war, but they still like him as a person. He’s decent and upstanding. I like him, too. I think African Americans especially should feel very proud of him and some of the things he accomplished.

    Donald Trump is aggressive. He was raised to be a “killer.” If anyone can overcome other people’s resistance, it should be him. His biggest problem tho, is his character. Many people still don’t trust his character.

    As long as they’re not too crazy, aggressive people like Trump are born leaders. They love to be in leadership positions because it comes naturally for them.

    I am expecting Donald Trump to get many things done. He will charm, manipulate and do whatever it takes to win. Instead of buddying up to Putin, he could actually be manipulating Putin to get something from him later on. It would not surprise me. :-) I think Trump will break down many people (even Democrats) with his energy, drive & persistence, and they will end up going along with him.

    Our history is filled with hills and valleys. Seems we’re due for some hills about now. Whatever is good for our country & its citizens. Forward and onward.

  • ola akande

    minorities of all shades really didn’t come out this year bc they hated both candidates. the thing with obama is, he would’ve gotten all the black & latino vote & like 40% of the white vote & he would’ve won like he did the last 2 times

    if u compare the voter turnout for this election & the last 2 elections, by the number millions of ppl decided to stay home lol Put Obama in that Hillary position & give Trump his racist stance, it would’ve been another easily victory for Barack lol

  • STW

    What a MISOGYNISTIC dish at Hillary. With his latest ANTI-SEMITIC activities at the UN, together with this recent MISOGYNISTIC rhetorics here at home, are we seeing the Democrat Party returning to its KKK roots of ANTI-SEMITISM and keeping BLACK, BROWN & WOMEN down? It’s very often for an entity to return to its ROOT after a TRAUMATIC event like what the Democrat Party was subjected to this last election.

  • STW

    LEADERSHIP is more than a POPULARITY contest. The sooner the Dems learn that lesson, the less seats they will CONTINUE to LOSE!

  • STW

    Developed World? You mean FAILED EMPIRES and BORDER-LINE THIRD WORLD countries like the UK & the rest of Europe?

  • Adam Gordon

    You don’t get out much hey?
    Take the time to learn about the world beyond your caps-lock button, you’ll realise that is actually a rather wonderful and interesting place.
    Alternatively you could just continue shouting nonsense, your call.

  • David624

    Obama’s not saying much. Just about anybody but Clinton could have beaten Trump. But, coulda/ woulda doesn’t count.

  • John Dow

    Wonderful and interesting place? There have been more than 2000 terrorist attacks in more than 60 countries this year. More than 21 000 people have been killed and more than 26 000 injured.

  • Adam Gordon

    Interesting stat, I’d like to see the source. I suspect some fearmongering alt-right website or publication, but I wait to be corrected.
    Still an incredibly small number of deaths when compared to the level of focus and funding applied to terrorism, actually even fewer than the upside estimate of global deaths from lightning strike… Correct, actually less likely than being struck (and killed) by lightning.
    The world is a complicated and often dangerous place; still wonderful, still interesting.
    I’d implore you to actually experience it rather than hide from it, but I fear I’d be wasting my time.

  • John Dow

    I though you’re just naive and stupid, but i was wrong… you’re mentally retarded. Thanks god you’re not American. Last year my friends were killed by terrorists on their way back home from family vacation in Egypt. The plane was blown up by ISIS. 224 people were killed. My friend’s brother and a few of this friends were wounded in Florida. ISIS terrorist (registered Democrat and Clinton supporter) killed 49 people and wounded 53 others.

    PS. Wikipedia, CIA, FBI. CAIR and others are your «fearmongering alt-rights».

  • Adam Gordon

    I’m trying to feel sorry for your loss, but you’re such an unbearable dick that I’m struggling.
    Your bizarre myopic world-view does however make much more sense now.
    As I said, an incredibly minor cause of death globally. Probably smarter to focus on real issues, but I guess they aren’t as personally relevant.
    I’m out. Continue to be terrified of the world, I’ll continue to enjoy it.

  • Cruizin1960

    Blah blah blah – someone else who does not understand that we do not live in a democracy and that the popular vote means squat.

  • Cruizin1960

    Blah blah blah – someone else who does not understand that we do not live in a democracy and that the popular vote means squat.

  • SaraJ

    It might not mean she’s President, but it sure as hell means a lot. Trump himself has tweeted about it several times before and after the election – because it’s messing with his ego (lol)

  • STW

    You don’t have much EDUCATION, do you! Learn how uppercase letters can be used to replace BOLD style where styling is not available before continue to EMBARRASS yourself in public!