He's a symptom as much as an accelerant. But if we were going to have a right-wing populist in this country, I would have expected somebody a little more appealing. — Former President Barack Obama
He's a symptom as much as an accelerant. But if we were going to have a right-wing populist in this country, I would have expected somebody a little more appealing. — Former President Barack Obama
Obama wasn't surprised that a right-wing populist could become president, but said he 'would have expected somebody a little more appealing' than Trump
  • President Barack Obama wasn't surprised that the American public elected a populist.
  • Obama, though, expected that populist to be more manly than Donald Trump.
  • "I thought that the model wouldn't be Richie Rich—the complaining, lying, doesn't-take-responsibility-for-anything type of figure," the former president told The Atlantic.