Trump recently took a jab at former President Obama and Mitt Romney.
Trump took to Twitter and said “Obama is lucky he ran against Mitt Romney, a man with very little talent or political skill.”
Obama defeated Romney in the 2012 election by a large margin.
I believe it would’ve been a different result if Trump ran in 2012.
Obama is lucky he ran against @MittRomney, a man with very little talent or political skill, as opposed to someone who knows how to fight and win!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2020
Trump says Obama “is lucky he ran against” Romney and not “someone who knows how to fight and win!”
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— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) September 12, 2020
Trump says Obama was 'Lucky' He Ran Against Romney, "a man with very little talent or political skill, as opposed to someone like him. https://t.co/mFPJEEuC2c
— 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡 (@essenviews) September 11, 2020
People Magazine covered the story and had this to say:
President Donald Trump still has his predecessor on his mind.
Trump tweeted Thursday that former President Barack Obama is “lucky” he didn’t run his re-election campaign against someone who could “fight and win.”
In the tweet, Trump, 74, insinuated that Obama, 59, won the 2012 election because he ran against then-Republican nominee Mitt Romney, now a Utah senator, “a man with very little talent or political skill, as opposed to someone who knows how to fight and win!”
The tweet suggests that Trump believes he could have bested Obama in a head-to-head political match-up. Trump, who won the majority of electoral votes in the 2016 election, lost the popular vote to Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton.
In 2012, Obama won a majority of both the electoral and popular votes, as he did in 2008.
Romney has been very outspoken against Trump and even spoke at the Democrat National Convention.
Obama has been a critique of Trump since he’s been in office.
Trump Tweets About Obama (Again) — Boasting His Predecessor Is 'Lucky' They Didn't Face Off in 2012 https://t.co/0xRp1Njpg7
— People (@people) September 11, 2020
CBS News reported a story in 2016 when Trump said the same thing let’s take a look back:
After President Obama made a prediction Tuesday that “Mr. Trump will not be president,” the billionaire businessman bit back with his own challenge to Mr. Obama’s qualifications for the executive office.
“He has done such a lousy job as president,” Trump said on stage at a Beaufort, South Carolina rally Tuesday. “You look at our budgets. You look at our spending. We can’t beat ISIS. Obamacare is terrible. We’re going to terminate it. We’re going to absolutely terminate and replace it. I mean you look at everything. Our borders are like Swiss cheese.”
Aiming squarely at the president’s 2012 election record, Trump had this message for Mr. Obama: “You’re lucky I didn’t run last time when Romney ran because you would have been a one-term president.”
Trump’s comments were responding to a claim the president made about the GOP front-runner earlier that day.
“I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president,” Mr. Obama said at a press conference during a summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California. “And the reason is that I have a lot of faith in the American people. Being president is a serious job. It’s not hosting a talk show, or a reality show.”
Romney had no chance against Obama in 2012 but I believe Trump would’ve dethroned Obama’s second term.
What do you think?
Do you think Trump would’ve beaten Obama in 2012?
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