Trump Says Obama ‘Really Doing Great,’ Does Not ‘Care’ About Prosecuting Clinton Following Election

Speaking at “thank you” rallies in both Louisiana and Michigan on Friday, President-elect Donald Trump told those gathered that he believes Barack Obama has been “really doing great” and that he has no interest in prosecuting Hillary Clinton now that the election is over.

He mentioned Obama in discussing concerns about voter fraud, which he said has only “gotten worse” since the current president spoke of the matter in 2008.

“President Obama—who by the way I’ve gotten along with so well,” he said at the Baton Rouge event, being met with boos in mentioning Obama.

“No, no, no,” Trump said in response to the crowd’s displeasure. “He’s really doing great. He’s been so nice.”

“But eight years ago he talked about, in Chicago, what goes on. They don’t talk about it any more,” he stated. “And believe me, it’s only gotten worse folks, only gotten worse. We’ve got to talk about it.”

Trump had previously stated of Obama in August, “I think he’s the worst president maybe in the history of our country. I think he’s been a disaster. He’s been weak. He’s been ineffective.”

“I think that Hillary Clinton has the potential to be even worse,” he added. “She will be terrible. Look at the lies.”

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But later in the day, when speaking to supporters in Michigan, as Trump was met with chants of “lock her up” from those who wanted him to take action against Clinton, he said those ideas were all in the past.

“No, forget it. That plays great before the election,” he said in response. “Now we don’t care, right?”

Trump had stated while running for office that when elected, he would appoint a special prosecutor to look into Clinton’s use of a private server while secretary of state.

“It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country,” Clinton said during a presidential debate in October.

“Because you’d be in jail,” Trump replied.

However, weeks after the election, when asked about the matter, he said he wasn’t interested in prosecuting his former Democratic opponent.

“I don’t want to hurt the Clintons; I really don’t,” Trump told the New York Times. “She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways, and I am not looking to hurt them at all. The campaign was vicious.”

“It’s not something that I feel very strongly about,” he said. “This has been a very painful period of time.”

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  • Stan Ables

    Soon we will discover if what many were saying about Trump was true about him being a Pseudo Judea/Christian Values and Constitutional Conservative after all no one ever accused him of being a real Judea/Christian and Constitutionalist for the past 30 years until he ran for President. Hope we all don’t regret voting for him and have to admit digging on a phony.

    • irish1919

      What was the alternative ? I wl take trump everyday over Hillary. She would have sunk thus country for sure. would have doubled down on Husseins policies.

      • Oboehner

        Darrel Castle, do what’s right – not what’s popular.

    • irish1919

      I don’t think he is a conservative constitutionalists. I do believe he is a populist and has caught the enthusiasm of the American people .,He won’t take no for an answer. It’s the right man at the right time. He is the right choice for this time .

      • Robert

        I think Hilary made it clear she did not like fundamentalist christians and we in wels are even worse than fundamentalists because we insist on every teaching of the bible. So most of us I think went for Trump.

  • Harry Oh!

    Let’s just hope that he’s purposely laying low and downplaying what he really wants to do, until after he’s in office. The heads of those on the left are already popping at an alarming/wonderful rate, can you imagine what would happen if Trump wasn’t pushing this stuff aside (for now) 😉

  • This is another MISLEADING news article against Trump…. Do your HOMEWORK… Trump was commenting that Obama was doing a great job with the TRANSITION from his administration to Trump’s administration. Also if you done your homework with the NEW CIA director Mike Pompeo & the NEW Attorney General Jeff Sessions, then you would KNOW that Hillary is going to be arrested very soon, Trump has taken care of business and Trump is a very very very smart business man, you don’t get filthy rich by being stupid.

    • irish1919

      CIA are political hacks for this admin. Now saying Russians were trying to get Trumo elected . Why should we give them any credibility under this admin . Was the FBI not political when they brought no charges against Hillary. All political hacks . Comey, Clapper. Two hacks for Obama,

      • Robert

        IT was made Legal by USA law wise for the CIA and FBI to lie to the American people. So it’s any ones guess when their telling the truth . We know one thing they do rely on their lying to people to get what they want..

  • Oboehner

    Donald Trump told those gathered that he has no interest in prosecuting Hillary Clinton now that the election is over and he doesn’t need the political mileage.

    • Robert

      IF you lived through a few presidents both democrats and republicans .You will find you can always count on them to lie as .,Much as we non presidents do.

  • Robert

    I suspect pres Obama will pardon her before he leaves office anyway..

  • Robert

    Now we know why the bible insists we only trust Gods word .

  • Why is my comments getting deleted for standing up for Trump??? Seriously I thought this was a christian news network? This is like being on CNN.

  • SojournerLee

    So he’s back tracking…..didn’t take long….just like all the others.

  • tatoo

    Lying hypocrite!

  • Tangent002

    “Lock her up!”

    Meh, not so much.

  • Robert

    I VOTED for Trump this time because. I would rather hear his lies than the Clintons .remember I heard there lies for 8 years. It’s nice to hear some new lies .

  • PilgrimGirl

    It’s great to see someone other than a career politician take office. However, he’s a flawed, fallen human being just like the rest of us. My faith, ultimately, doesn’t rest in any person who occupies the Oval Office. The LORD is sovereign and it’s his will that shall come to pass.

  • disqus_SUijHfDO8w

    Its amazing how he back tracked on so much. I wonder if he will start his stuff when he takes office. I so, get ready for a backlash that won’t be recovered from. China and Mexico are already growing closer together and away from the U.S. and I bet others will soon follow.