Obama called Trump a 'corrupt motherf---er,' a 'racist, sexist pig,' and a 'f---ing lunatic,' a new book reportedly saysJohn L. Dorman
Wed, May 19, 2021, 1:51 PM
President Barack Obama with President-elect Donald Trump at the White House on November 10, 2016. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images
- Obama turned his congenial nature on its head and slammed Trump behind the scenes, a new book says.
- It reportedly says Obama called Trump a "corrupt motherf---er," a "madman," and a "f---ing lunatic."
- Obama and Trump have long had a testy relationship.
But by the time the 2020 presidential campaign came around, the gloves were off.
With Joe Biden in the throes of a campaign to unseat an incumbent president, Obama made several high-profile campaign appearances for his former vice president where he slammed Trump.
He also voiced plenty of R-rated criticism of Trump behind the scenes, according to "Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Donald Trump," a new book by Edward-Isaac Dovere, a staff writer at The Atlantic. The Guardian on Wednesday reported on excerpts from the book, set to be released next week.
According to The Guardian, the book says that in conversations with donors and political advisors, Obama called Trump a "corrupt motherf---er," a "madman," a "racist, sexist pig," and a "f---ing lunatic."
The reports about Obama's comments on Trump are likely to elicit a strong reaction from Trump.
Obama called Trump a 'corrupt motherf---er,' a 'racist, sexist pig,' and a 'f---ing lunatic,' a new book reportedly says
While the two have long clashed, the details of Obama's harsher language toward Trump have not been widely reported.