Obamas weigh making Netflix show about disorder in Trump administration

Obamas weigh making Netflix show about disorder in Trump administration
Barack Obama (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Remember the assurances when they inked a multiyear deal with Netflix that the shows they produced would not have a political slant? That was evidently just another lie.]

Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have acquired the rights to adapt Michael Lewis’ book The Fifth Risk as part of their overall deal with Netflix, Deadline reported Wednesday. Lewis’ book describes the disorder within the Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, and Department of Commerce that took place during the transition between the Obama administration to the Trump administration. Many of the new president’s appointees were completely unprepared for their jobs and some roles weren’t filled at all, the book describes. Deadlinereports that the possible series adaptation would be intended to “help people better understand the inner workings of the government.”

Netflix in May announced a multi-year deal in which the Obamas would produce shows for the streaming platform. At the time, The New York Times reported that Obama did not intend to “wage a public campaign against his successor” with these shows. …

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