Obama says his White House ‘didn’t have a scandal that embarrassed us’

Obama says his White House ‘didn’t have a scandal that embarrassed us’

[Ed. – Notice he’s not saying there were none — rather that he wasn’t embarrassed by fiascoes like the White House cover-up following the event pictured, which says more about him than it does about the scandals.]

President Barack Obama, speaking in private this week, extolled what he said was the drama-free nature of his White House and said it was a “low bar” now to avoid embarrassing presidential scandals.

It was a veiled but distinct jab at the current occupants of the West Wing, who have weathered a tumultuous year since Obama departed.

“We didn’t have a scandal that embarrassed us,” Obama said during closed-door remarks in Boston on Friday. Audio of the private speech — delivered to hundreds of people attending a sports policy conference — was obtained by the magazine Reason and published Monday. “I know that seems like a low bar.”

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“Generally speaking, you didn’t hear about a lot of drama inside our White House,” he added.

The oblique reference to President Donald Trump was one part of a lengthy speech Obama delivered at MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference last week. Attendees were told the remarks were strictly off-the-record and that recording or reporting on them wasn’t allowed.

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