In yet another exit interview earlier this week with David Axelrod, Obama took the opportunity to remind us once again just how awesome he is. In doing so, he noted that he was "confident" he could have beaten Trump in 2016 and implied that Hillary lost, not because of his failures in the White House, but because she was lazy, complacent, boring and arrogant...although his word choice was way less direct and more on the passive aggressive side.
Apparently these attacks didn't sit well with the Huffington Post's senior political editor, Sam Stein, who appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe with some rare honesty about Obama's political legacy.
"Yeah, I mean this was as much a dig against Clinton as it was Trump from President Obama."
"You look at the destruction of the Democratic Party under Barack Obama’s leadership and you have to wonder, what was the political -- what were the electoral benefits that he gave to the party?”
“He leaves them in a much worse position. The states are decimated, they lost control of the House and Senate, the governorships are decimated.”
"Maybe [Obama] is a gifted candidate. He won election twice by substantial margins, but his legacy as a politician is a bit muddied by all that.”