During his speech on Wednesday following Donald Trump’s historic victory over Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States, Barack Obama encouraged his supporters to offer support for Trump as president and give him a chance. This echoed Hillary’s plea for people to give Trump a chance to lead.
Despite these words encouraging a peaceful transition of power, hate-filled, intolerant, bigoted leftists were creating mayhem in the streets with their display of anarchy in protest to Trump’s election win. Though Hillary Clinton and Obama were no doubt both well aware of what was going on last night, neither of them called for calm or addressed the hate on display as “protesters” burned and hung likenesses of Trump in effigy. Instead, Barack Obama is ginning up the protests even further with his refusal to take the customary picture of the outgoing and incoming President and First Lady with Donald and Melania Trump.
Today is the day that Donald Trump and his transition team visit the White House. President-elect Trump is meeting with President Obama while Michelle Obama takes Melania Trump on a tour of the White House residence. Typically following those meetings, the current president and the president-elect have a photo op together at the south entrance. Being the petty, divisive, community agitator that he is, however, Barack Obama canceled that photo op with the Trumps.
The Obamas canceled a photo-op of the current and future first couples outside the south entrance of the White House. In his first visit to the White House after the 2008 election, Mr. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama posed for the cameras alongside President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush. The decision not to participate in this tradition illustrates how bitter the campaign was, particularly for Mrs. Obama who delivered some of the most emotional arguments against electing Mr. Trump.