This piece of flotsam sat back and enjoyed daily ball-washing afforded him by the press, and two days before he leaves the White House, he tells then they should be tough on presidents? F**k this guy.
Barack Obama took a moment at his final press conference to share his thoughts on the Fourth Estate and its role in providing accountability to those in power. “You’re not supposed to be complimentary,” Obama intoned to the media that has been running hosannas about the past eight years.
It’s almost as if Obama realizes that his legacy — which is comprised largely of executive orders that can easily be undone under a new president — is toast. To suggest an enduring legacy his team wants folks to fixate on his “scandal-free” administration because President-elect Donald Trump has said he plans to tear up the Iran nuclear deal and will work with Congress to repeal Obama’s signature health care law, effectively erasing two of Obama’s largest “accomplishments.”
However, it’s all but certain that the media will take Obama’s valedictory advice, now that a Republican will succeed him in the White House, and especially because that Republican is Donald Trump.
I suspect the media will suddenly remember how to do their jobs in, oh, exactly twenty-four hours.