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>> If President Obama ran against President-elect Trump, who would win? The two men are now playing the scenario out publicly after Obama Monday in a podcast interview with David Axelrod said he would have won a third term against Trump. Trump's response? No way. Following a viciously negative campaign, the two appeared to patch things up.
With Trump even praising Obama. Now that flimsy alliance seems already to be unraveling. Reuters campaign correspondent Ginger Gibson.>> There's a number of points that have become strains on that relationship recently. We can look to the vote in the UN Security Council about Israeli settlements. We can look to some moves by Obama to implement regulations meant to delay actions once the Trump administration takes over.
These are signs that and when it comes to the actual governing of the nation, they're gonna be two very different presidents and have two very different outlooks.>> President Obama telling David Axelrod that he believes his vision of a tolerant, diverse, and hopeful country still resonates. And that quote, I'm confident that if I'd run again and articulated it, I think I could have mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it.
A majority of Americans did embrace Hillary Clinton's vision of America, but it wasn't enough for her to win the electoral college. On Obama's claim, Trump disagreeing on twitter, writing quote, no way he would have lost to Obama, citing quote jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc. The light scuffling of break in protocol as presidents in transition often keep things civil once the bitterness of the campaign fades, but Trump is not just any president.
>> I think Democrats would love to see President Obama stay engaged, he's going to be leaving office with a very high popularity level but he knows that he has a bit of requirement to stay quiet.>> Obama did praise Hillary Clinton saying, given all the variables, that she performed wonderfully, but added she played it safe in the campaign and that Democrats missed opportunities to better communicate their vision for the country.