During the 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump was criticized a lot by then-President Barack Obama over his stance on the economy, jobs, immigration, terrorism — almost literally everything.
No matter what Trump said, Obama took issue with it and would go on the attack. The only problem was that Obama himself seemed to indicate back in 2012 that the country would need a president like Trump.
On June 22, 2012, Obama talked about how America needed a president who would not encourage outsourcing, but rather encourage businesses to create jobs in America, according to a tweet on his Twitter page.
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“We don’t need an outsourcing pioneer in the Oval Office. We need a President who will fight for American jobs and American manufacturing,” Obama said in 2012.
Sound familiar? Obama might as well have been talking about Trump, because that was Trump’s exact platform. Trump vowed to put America first and bring jobs back from overseas.
While Obama may have thought that that particular talking point would make him sound good during his re-election campaign in 2012, in reality, all it does now is show that those words meant nothing to him — they were yet another empty promise that he would break after being re-elected.
Obama attacked Trump for his pro-American business stance in 2016, despite the fact that Obama himself was saying very similar things just four years earlier. What a hypocrite [EXAMPLE OF OBAMA ATTACK ON NEXT PAGE]