That's according to People, which attributed the quote to friends of Obama's who spoke to him after preparatory meetings and conversations with President-elect Trump in November. It's not ended. That's one of the things I would say, you know...
On top of the birtherism, Trump also routinely hurled insults at Obama on Twitter prior to winning the presidency, frequently calling him "stupid," "arrogant", and "an incompetent fool".
"The bromance continues. It's not ended", Obama's chief of staff, Anita Decker Breckenridge, tells People in the magazine's newest cover story. According to one of People's sources, Obama's perception of Trump "hasn't gotten any better" since.
"He [Obama] is deeply concerned with what he's seen", another source added.
President Obama still can't drive because of security concerns, and that was something he was looking forward to doing outside of office.
The publication notes that despite the resignation, Obama still has a staff of 20 people and an office in the West end in Washington, DC.
"Obviously, this now is a unique set of circumstances, but my sense is that he's going to try and respect that tradition while reserving the right to speak out in given moments when things rise to that level", he concluded.
Earlier this month, Obama made a rare public appearance to accept the Profile in Courage award from the Kennedy family. Let us know in the comments. But there is a possible break in the storm, as Trump and a lot of his advisers are headed out on an eight-day, five-nation trip starting Friday, with the first stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel.
When Trump entered office as the only president without any previous military or political experience, he was reportedly so unprepared for the task that Obama extended the mentoring period before he handed off the role.