President Obama vs. President-elect Trump: Dispute erupts over who would have won
HONOLULU — President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama are trading competing claims about who would have won if the 2016 presidential election had been a contest between the two men.
President Obama said in a podcast hosted by his former adviser David Axelrod that he’s confident he would have won a majority of Americans if he’d run this year on the vision he’s pursued for the last eight. He said Democrats didn’t communicate that vision clearly enough this year.
But President-elect Trump is disputing Obama’s claim. He said on Twitter that President Obama should say that, but added, “I say NO WAY!”
President-elect Trump is suggesting Obama’s record is the reason he wouldn’t have won again. He’s pointing to jobs leaving the U.S., “Obamacare” struggles and the conflict against the Islamic State group.