Speaking to Jann Wenner, the co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, the disappointed US President said his administration was completely shocked at the US election result, but not “dismayed”.
Obama said: “So I think the odds of Donald Trump winning were always around 20 per cent.
“That [doesn’t] seem like a lot, but one out of five is not that unusual. It’s not a miracle.”
Trump’s presidential election campaign, Obama continuously warned US voters that Trump had a real chance of becoming the US President.
Four days before Election Day at a rally in Charlotte, NC, Obama said: “Now, this should not be a close race, but it’s going to be a close race.”
Despite being completely disappointed by the possibility that Trump could his legacy and roll back his accomplishments, Obama said he was not “dismayed”.
He added: “I couldn”t be prouder of the work that we”ve done over the last eight years.
“When I turn over the keys to the federal government to the next president of the United States, I can say without any equivocation that the country is a lot better off: The economy is stronger, the federal government works better, and our standing in the world is higher.
“And so I can take great pride in the work we”ve done. I can take great satisfaction in the people we”ve helped.”
The outgoing US president said Trump”s striking behaviour may change because “sitting behind that desk is sobering”.
During his White House Correspondent”s dinner, Obama shockingly mocked Trump when he said: “I know that he’s taken some flack lately—no one is prouder to put this birth-certificate matter to rest than Donald.
“And that’s because he can finally get back to the issues that matter, like: did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And—where are Biggie and Tupac?”