Obama Throws Major Shade On Trump: ‘I Didn’t Have Scandals’ During My Presidency
Speaking at a tech conference in Las Vegas, former President Obama jokingly bragged about his administration at a tech conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday in an apparent jab a Donald Trump, whose administration has been plagued by endless scandals and criminal investigations.
“And there wasn’t any malicious intent, which is why I didn’t have scandals. Which seems like it shouldn’t be something you brag about,” Obama joked at the conference hosted by identity security company Okta on Wednesday.
“But actually, if you look at the history of the modern presidency, coming out of the modern presidency without anybody going to jail, is really good. It’s a big deal,” he added according to Business Insider.
The former President also discussed his decision-making process during his administration, and how it was important for him to listen to advisers with differing views.
The former president said it was important to listen to opinions from “people who can argue all the sides.”
“Part of the way I was able to ensure people were not telling me just what I want to hear, was to deliberately reach outside the bubble of the obvious decision makers,” Obama said.
His comments come as President Trump faces a series of scandals involving the ongoing federal probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling, as well as Trump’s personal attorney’s payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels in an effort to keep her quiet about her alleged affair with Trump.