Rahm Emanuel and Obama Allies Rankled After Democrats Unload on Obama During Debate
Democrat candidates unloaded on Barack Obama during last night’s primary debate in Detroit, Michigan.
Barack Obama’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was one of many Obama allies who were upset with the display.
— Jennifer Harper (@harperbulletin) August 1, 2019
Under Obama Democrats lost over 1,000 seats in Congress, the Senate, governors, and state legislatures.
So it makes sense that Democrats may be upset with him.
The Washington Times reported:
Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel — who served as White House chief of staff during the Obama administration — apparently couldn’t believe what he was seeing in the second debate this week. He made that clear during an appearance on Fox Business Network’s “WSJ at Large with Gerry Baker.”
“There were shots taken at President Barack Obama, the most powerful Democrat in the country, because Joe Biden was his vice president. That struck me as a little odd,” guest moderator Gerald Seib said to Mr. Emanuel in their conversation — which airs at 9:30 p.m. EDT Friday.
“A little? You can strike the word a little. The guy is at 90% favorability among Democrats. He’s the most successful, progressive, prolific president — who had an incredible chief of staff, let me just say that — since the Great Society,” Mr. Emanuel declared, irked by the candidates who had insulted his former boss.