- Obama described the right-wing Tea Party movement as a group of “racist motherf—ers.”
- That’s according to an upcoming book from the journalist Edward-Isaac Dovere.
- Obama also had some choice words for Trump, who he called a “f—ing lunatic” and “corrupt motherf—er.”
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Former President Barack Obama said in 2017 that the right-wing Tea Party movement consisted of “racist motherf—ers.”
That’s according to “Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaign to Defeat Trump,” an upcoming book by the journalist Edward-Isaac Dovere.
Obama made the comment near the end of the year, after the Obama Foundation’s holiday party in Chicago, the book said. He and his staff were winding down after the event, and they were picking his brain about the latest hurdles the Democratic Party was facing as well as other episodes he was writing about for his memoir, which was released earlier this year.
The former president’s staff “got him going by asking what it was like, after coming in working with Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein and other big bankers, to be made out as an anticapitalist by the Republicans,” the book said, referring to the chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase and former chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs, respectively.
“Obama gave a long, reasoned answer,” Dovere wrote. “As for the Tea Party, Obama said, well, they were ‘racist motherf—ers.'”
Dovere’s book, which details the Democratic Party’s years-long effort to take down former President Donald Trump, contains several revealing anecdotes about what Trump’s predecessor thought of him.
“He’s a madman,” Obama once said of him. “I didn’t think it would be this bad.”
In another instance, he said, “I didn’t think we’d have a racist, sexist pig.” Other times, he would send emails to aides containing links to articles with the line, “Can you believe this?” He also referred to Trump as a “f—ing lunatic” and called him a “corrupt motherf—er” when it surfaced that Trump sometimes had phone calls with foreign leaders without any aides listening in.