Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama: Trump had a 20 percent chance of winning
The Hill ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 11/30/2016 12:45:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama says he wasn’t all that surprised by Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential election.

“So I think the odds of Donald Trump winning were always around 20 percent,” Obama said in a Rolling Stone interview published Tuesday. “That [doesn't] seem like a lot, but one out of five is not that unusual. It's not a miracle."

Obama spoke to the magazine’s publisher, Jann Wenner, the day after Election Day, when the level of shock at the White House seemed very high.

Dozens of stunned staffers, many of whom had tears in their eyes, stood in the Rose Garden to watch the president address the election results.

Obama’s assessment of Trump’s odds differs from his declaration in February that the real estate mogul “will not be president.”

But as the race wore on, Obama warned voters Trump had a real shot at winning.

“Now, this should not be a close race, but it’s going to be a close race,” he said at a rally in Charlotte, N.C., four days before Election Day.

Even though Obama said he was “disappointed” by the possibility Trump could roll back his core accomplishments, he told Wenner he wasn’t “dismayed” by the outcome because his administration has shaped “a generation to think about being inclusive, being fair, caring about the environment.”

“And they will have growing influence year by year, which means that America over time will continue to get better.”


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: bho44; democrats; hillary; obama; obama2016election; obamainterview; rollingstone; trump; trumptransition
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-73 next last

1 posted on 11/30/2016 12:45:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks to me like trump had a 100% chance of winning, while Obama has a 100% chance of being the worst President in history.


2 posted on 11/30/2016 12:47:17 PM PST by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama seriously thinks anybody cares about his opinion?


3 posted on 11/30/2016 12:47:41 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

0bama and many of the top dems are thoroughly stunned that their efforts to have illegals and deceased vote by the hundreds of thousands were not enough.


4 posted on 11/30/2016 12:47:51 PM PST by NEMDF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

[his administration has shaped “a generation to think about being inclusive, being fair, caring about the environment.”

“And they will have growing influence year by year, which means that America over time will continue to get better.”]

OBAMA’S administration begat the TRUMP MOVEMENT & THE DEPLORABLE GENERATION.


5 posted on 11/30/2016 12:48:41 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just shut-up!


6 posted on 11/30/2016 12:50:11 PM PST by PROCON (Onto the Great American Rebirth!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stompy foot is butthurt ...


7 posted on 11/30/2016 12:50:14 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (FU Schmuckie Shoomer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Odorka is gonna be fun to listen to when he won’t even be able to talk to forrest gump on a park bench.


8 posted on 11/30/2016 12:50:30 PM PST by BRL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a miracle.

But for God, it wouldn’t have happened.

God is going to bat for America. More to come.


9 posted on 11/30/2016 12:50:41 PM PST by Jim 0216
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s never wise to bet against a guy who owns casinos.


10 posted on 11/30/2016 12:52:13 PM PST by xp38
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ozzymandus

Denial is not just a river in Egypt. Where are all those muddle-headed followers he is counting on for the Socialist future? They didn’t even show up to vote. The more states that promote marijuana sales, the fewer voters the Left can rely on.


11 posted on 11/30/2016 12:52:38 PM PST by txrefugee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: VRWC For Truth

Snowflake staffers crying...


12 posted on 11/30/2016 12:52:39 PM PST by Chauncey Gardiner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pulled that right out of........


13 posted on 11/30/2016 12:52:42 PM PST by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stars & stripes forever; 2ndDivisionVet

Obama definitely greased the skids for Trump’s Presidential win.


14 posted on 11/30/2016 12:52:47 PM PST by Jim 0216
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

I value the opinion of what was briefly in my toilet this morning more than I value the opinion of this useless piece of muzzie Mitt.


15 posted on 11/30/2016 12:52:50 PM PST by kiryandil (Will Hillary's BrownShirt Media thugs demand that The Deplorables all wear six-pointed Orange Stars?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

This from the political oracle who said that Trump had no chance of winning prior to the election. Go back to Chicago, Barry, and leave us alone. We don’t care what you think anymore.


16 posted on 11/30/2016 12:53:09 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Back last Aug, Vegas had it 200:1 against.
I nearly took the bet


17 posted on 11/30/2016 12:53:12 PM PST by Zathras
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Obama said in a Rolling Stone interview published Tuesday. “

Fake ass president, talking to a fake news publication.


18 posted on 11/30/2016 12:54:45 PM PST by VanDeKoik
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

More childish and nihilistic rantings from the IA!


19 posted on 11/30/2016 12:55:23 PM PST by DarthVader ("These lying tyrants are about to get hit with a tsunami of destruction on their evil reign." Gaffer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

“his administration has shaped “a generation to think about being inclusive, being fair, caring about the environment.”


Pure “Progressive” ideology about “manufacturing consent”.

They control the schools, teachers unions, universities and establishment media.

They do not control reality.

They do not control God.


20 posted on 11/30/2016 12:57:06 PM PST by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-73 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson