Former President Barack Obama wrote a letter for his successor, Donald Trump, and CNN felt it was important to point out that Trump isn’t following much of the advice that Obama gave him. Chris Cillizza concluded, after going step by step through the short letter:
In short, Trump has not closely heeded Obama’s advice. At all. Which Obama almost certainly knew would be the case when he wrote his letter to Trump.
Missing from the supposed CNN “analysis” piece by Chris Cillizza is the fact that Obama’s leadership of the Democratic Party has decimated the party in eight years, losing governorships and state legislatures due to Obama’s focus on identity politics. So why would Trump follow Obama, when Trump’s campaign was built on undoing Obama’s legacy?