It’s no secret that Donald Trump is obsessed with former President Barack Obama. Since taking office, Trump has tweeted or retweeted about Obama more than 400 times. He’s constantly claiming the Obama administration left the country in terrible shape (“the cupboards were bare,” he loves to say), usually as an argument as to why he himself shouldn’t be held accountable for anything.
“What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin?” he asked calmly and dryly, though he does have some ideas. “Is it because he’s smarter than you? Better educated? Made it on his own—didn’t need Daddy’s help? Wife is more accomplished? Better looking? I don’t know, what is it? What is it about him? That he’s a Black man that’s accomplished, became president? That he punked you on the whole birth certificate thing? What is it about him? Just wondering.”