Few are as effective at calling out President Trump’s absurd behavior as President Obama’s official White House photographer, Pete Souza.
Thanks to Souza, each of Trump’s most egregious tantrums, self-enriching power grabs, and acts of cruelty is contrasted by an image of Obama showing impeccable class in a similar situation.
Today is no different. As Trump gloated and bragged about this step in stripping health coverage and protections from millions of Americans, Souza posted on Instagram a photo of Obama after his life-saving healthcare law cleared its final Congressional hurdle. (This is not exactly a parallel as Trumpcare is still a long way from full Congressional approval.)
The photo shows Obama in his private study reading heartfelt messages of thanks from Americans who would benefit from his legislation:
Even at times when we disagreed with Obama, it was clear that he always had the welfare of the American people at the forefront of his mind. This provides a sharp contrast to today’s victory lap from a president who achieved nothing on healthcare except a step in his efforts to make America sick again.
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com