The Daily Mail reported that former President Barack Obama’s confidante Valerie Jarrett has moved in with the family in their new D.C. residence.
A family close to the friend said that Obama wants “to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment.”
Obama did not want to return to politics, but with a push from Jarrett, it may happen:
‘No longer the most powerful man in the world, he was just observing Trump and not liking what he saw,’ said the source.
‘He was weary and burned out after eight years in office. But Valerie convinced him that he didn’t have any choice if he wanted to save his legacy. And, as usual, he bowed to Valerie’s political wisdom and advice.’
Spurred on by Jarrett and Michelle, the ex-president has come to embrace his role as the leader of the opposition against Trump, whose policies he loathes and whose presidency he considers illegitimate.
‘He is going to use his immense popularity with the half of the country that identifies as liberals and progressives,’ said the Obama family source. ‘Millions of Americans are energized and ready to take to the streets to oppose Trump, but they need to be organized and have their anger focused and directed.
‘Obama is dismayed at the way Trump is tearing down his legacy—ObamaCare, the social safety net and the welcome mat for refugees he put in place,’ the source continued.
The source also said that the new should not shock anyone because “Obama trusts her judgement more than any other person on the planet, as does Michelle” and that “Obama doesn’t make a decision without her.”
But Obama’s former deputy press secretary Eric Schultz denied the move on Twitter:
@Jimmyspolitics don’t worry. not happening. don’t believe everything you read in the free beacon.
— Eric Schultz (@EricSchultz) March 2, 2017
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