Former President Barack Obama, known by the public as a reserved statesman who notably avoided using his successor’s name for years, reportedly called former President Donald Trump a “f—ing lunatic,” a “madman” and a “corrupt motherf—-er” behind closed doors, according to a new book.
During the Republican primaries in 2016, Obama privately said he would prefer a Trump presidency over Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, according to “Battle for the Soul,” written by Edward-Isaac Dovere. Dovere is a staff writer for The Atlantic and former Chief Washington Correspondent for Politico.
Dovere writes that Obama remarked that Cruz was smart and would know how to make change in Washington, D.C., where he believed a Trump presidency would just be a “mess.”
After Trump came into office,
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