Donald Trump blames Obama for messing up the White House air conditioning

Barak Obama and Donald Trump arrive for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump

I don’t know why I do this to myself – every time I look at or post photos from the January 2017 inauguration, it’s such a gut-punch. It’s not like we were even optimistic about anything back then either – in the days, weeks and months after the November 2016 election, we all knew how bad it would get. And we were right. It’s just as awful as we expected. And even three years later, it still hurts like hell. This hurts too: Trump giving an impromptu press conference in the Oval Office about how Obama ruined air conditioning in the White House and how Obama should be investigated by the FBI for his book deal. Deep sigh…

Donald Trump is airing his woes about the cooling system in the White House — and he thinks Barack Obama had something to do with it. While speaking to reporters in the Oval Office on Friday, Trump, 73, revealed he would be spending time at his New Jersey golf club resort next month, but claimed that “it’s never a vacation” while he’s in Bedminster and said he would rather be at the White House, the Associated Press reports. The president also argued that his time away from Capitol Hill would give maintenance crews an opportunity to fix the inadequate air conditioning system, which he insinuated was ruined by his predecessor.

“The Obama administration worked out a brand new air conditioning system for the West Wing,” he explained, according to AP. “It was so good before they did the system. Now that they did this system, it’s [either] freezing or hot.”

In addition to the air conditioning, Trump also claimed that the U.S. has “a much better economy than in [Obama’s] wildest dreams.”

He later suggested that authorities should look into the former president’s book deal with Penguin Random House instead of the Russian investigation involving former FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Fox 5 D.C. reports.

“It’s a disgrace. We want to find out what happened with the last Democrat president. Let’s look into Obama the way they’ve looked at me from day one,” he said, according to the outlet. “They’ve looked into everything that we’ve done. They could look into the book deal that President Obama made. Let’s subpoena all of his records.”

[From People]

First of all, I hope Obama really did screw with the AC on his way out the door. I hope he grabbed some NASA scientists to work on a special project: Project Rotten Steamed Tomato. I hope that it’s always 15 degrees warmer in the Oval Office and Trump just has to stew in his own orange sweat. As for investigating Obama for a book deal… lmao. I mean, I know Trump is just throwing sh-t around for the sake of it, but it’s funny that even after all these years, that’s the biggest scandal they could manufacture. Obama got a book deal! IMPEACH.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    The ironic thing is that the Republicans DID try to investigate Obama the way the Dems et al should be investigating Trump. They just couldn’t find anything, much to their dismay.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Becks- not true. They did find a bunch of crimes committed by Obama. Like wearing a tan suit, and ordering dijon mustard on his sandwich. Oh, and don’t forget that one huge crime they caught: that Obama was in fact born in the US.

      Jk– Obama’s only crime was presidenting while black. Which is still a lesser crime than Trump’s presidenting while Russian.

      • manda says:

        Don’t forget, I think there was one time he didn’t wear a flag lapel pin!!

      • Jerusha says:

        Rapunzel, you’re going way too easy on Obama. There was the time he wore mom jeans while throwing out the first pitch. That image is burned onto my eyeballs. Unforgivable.

      • Tiffany says:

        Rapunzel, how could you forget the biggest crime of all. POTUS likes arugula.

        ARUGULA !!!!!

        How he is not in jail, I don’t know.

      • Becks1 says:

        Shoot I forgot about the tan suit!!!! My apologies lol.

      • Tate says:

        @Jerusha I long for the days of Obama offending us all with his mom jeans. I would 1000% rather look at him than the orange menace we have squatting in the White House right now. ☹️

      • Harryg says:

        Let’s not forget his wife planting that shameful veggie garden. I bet they plotted it together…

      • ByTheSea says:

        And his wife also dared to tell kids to exercise. The gall–she is no Naomi Campbell.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Then there was the time Mick Jagger handed him a microphone and he sang along to Sweet Home Chicago! TREASON!

      • Vava says:

        You are all on fire this morning and it’s WONDERFUL.

      • PointingScreaming says:

        Well, how can one forgive his wife’s beautiful arms in sleeveless dresses!

      • BeanieBean says:

        That’s hilarious!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I wish there was a scenario where Trump could not escape that ego-crushing image. He deserves to be reminded that he is less-than for the rest of his life.

  2. Veronica S. says:

    Economic cycles are usually 3-4 years behind significant policy changes, so we can actually thank Obama for cleaning up the mess GWB made. Sort of how Clinton significantly benefited from Bush Sr.’s tax increases. Give it a couple years. We’ll see the costs of this administration soon enough.

  3. Jerusha says:

    And I blame small brain, small dick donald trump for messing up the world. Which is worse? And, hey, if you don’t like it, Tubbo, you can always go back where you came from-your tacky trump tower.
    And, PS, eat shit,

    • ByTheSea says:

      I need a meteor to strike his country club while he’s there…

      • phaedra7 says:

        Yes, send him, cousin Boris, Putin and Jong to another f^kkin’ solar system and/or a black hole!

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Ah yes, the Trump Tower that doesn’t have smoke alarms (they cost to much so he didn’t install them) where the real rats of NY won’t go cause its too shoddy and dirty.

      Judging by his weight and pallor he already does and a lot of it :)

    • PointingScreaming says:

      Here I go, but I blame the bern or die passive aggressives who protest voted by writing in bern, voting trump and or for Jill stein. Thats’ my unresolved anger and I’ll have that little drink now.

  4. djinn says:

    He’s such an ass.

    • AnnaKist says:

      You’re far too kind, djinn. I just don’t know what to add to everything he’s already been called. I’ve got to the point where I scroll up to avoid the photos. I can’t even stand to look at this knobend.

    • KittenHeels says:

      It doesn’t even follow.

      One, how would Trump know what it was like beforehand?
      Two, does Trump think Obama grabbed a wrench and went at it himself?
      Third, THE HEATING SYSTEM WAS FIXED IN 2017 WHEN TRUMP WAS IN OFFICE. HE SHOULD REMEMBER, HE HAD TO MOVE OUT OF IT FOR AWHILE.

  5. teehee says:

    You know what the best part is?

    He wasnt in the white house before the new AC, right!?!?!?

    THE HELL DOES HE KNOW?

    Friggn daydreamer.

    • Betsy says:

      That was my thought too, but those with dementia don’t make a lot of sense.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Am not convinced he has dementia (I know the behaviours as I have parent with it), he’s allegedly a long term speed freak who snorts crushed adderall (he was rumoured to have been a cokehead before moving onto prescription drugs) and thats what effed with whatever has had as a brain. Plus he clearly has several personality disorders that has been made worse by the alleged long term drug use.

      • Mac says:

        His cognitive capacity has definitely declined since he has been in office. Maybe he had a stroke.

    • Himmiefan says:

      Trump probably thinks Obama has a special remote control for the AC and uses it just to mess with Trump.

      • Harryg says:

        I wish this was true!

      • Giddy says:

        Next he’ll say that Obama sneaks into the WH during the night to stop up his toilet, fool with his makeup, and alter his clothes to make them too small.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I read a tweet (I think?) from someone who said that every so often, O pulls out his Nest app and tweaks the temp remotely.

        *DEAD*

  6. Lightpurple says:

    How does he know how the air conditioning worked before he was there? If it was functioning properly, it would not have been replaced. It’s a 200 year old building; they don’t always cooperate with heating/cooling systems. Try buying a summer weight suit.

    ETA I must confess I am delighting in the thought of Nagini’s heavy makeup melting into a sweaty mess every day.

    • Betsy says:

      She probably forces a USSS agent to follow her around fanning her with a palm frond.

    • Mac says:

      What BS. He intends to spend the entire month of August at his club and needs to blame Obama for why he isn’t working.

    • AbominableSnowPickle says:

      Extra stupidly, the HVAC system in the White House was fixed in *2017*, while that orange bag of trash was already in office! He ‘had’ to move out for a month so it could be fixed and upgraded!

      I hate this timeline, so very very much.

  7. adastraperaspera says:

    Now the attacks on Obama begin. He’s telegraphing that if he gets a toady in place as DNI, then he’ll unleash politically-motivated investigations to destroy Obama and his legacy. Trump is never going to stop until we send him to prison.

    • The Recluse says:

      That is my fear too. He wants to go after Obama somehow. Remember, this is a vindictive man with a long, festering memory. He wants to go after his perceived ‘enemies’.
      He would like to arrest Hillary and Obama.

  8. gingersnaps says:

    He’s delusional and his brain is probably made up of sewer water.

  9. Jerusha says:

    I hope Michelle runs into him in a dark alley one night. Come to think of it, any former first lady could whip his coward ass and have him screaming like a baby.

    • Lightpurple says:

      May the ghost of Abigail Adams visit him at 2 AM to lecture him about racism and public health issues, followed by the ghost of Lady Bird Johnson to speak on environmental issues, then the ghost of Eleanor Roosevelt on international relations and human rights. All three of those women would have been good, if not great, Presidents.

      • Rapunzel says:

        And the ghost of Jackie O needs to get him for redecorating AF1. And all the other RWNJs who conspiracy theorized that JFK jr was secretly alive and a Trumpster.

      • Lightpurple says:

        @Rapunzel, my cousin was on the dive team that recovered the bodies. He would like a word on that.

  10. HK9 says:

    FFS-can’t anyone in the West Wing take away that fuckers phone?

  11. anniefannie says:

    The visual of Obama on his cell phone w/the nest app turning the AC up and down to screw w/the Donald gives me life!

  12. Cay says:

    It makes me think about when my father was being treated for prostate cancer. The drug he was on (Lupron) made him have hot flashes because it faked his body into thinking it was in menopause. One minute he’d be sitting in the house with a coat on and the hood over his head. The next minute, he’d take it all of and sweat would pour down his face. There was no way to get the temperature in the room “correct” because the temperature in his body was so off.

  13. Gina says:

    Total BS from this idiot. Of course he’ll take any opportunity to Blame Obama. He just wants an excuse to golf for a month. Plan and simple.

  14. Ann says:

    Obama wasn’t addicted to adderall and slamming down cheeseburgers so the oval office was probably very comfortable for him. President fat ass should cool it with the amphetamines if he’s too hot. Or don’t. Overheat and have a heart attack. Either way.

  15. Jen says:

    This is kind of random, but it’s what really ticks me off. My mom died at age 71. She was a far better person than I’ll ever be, but always strive for. This monster is still alive and he’s evil, corrupt and just plain gross. I don’t get it.

    • Kitten says:

      I’ve said it before but I think a lot of terrible people like Trump live long lives because they’re cold, selfish, careless, and unfeeling people. They don’t experience the same stress and anxiety.. the sleepless nights that kind and empathetic people do. It takes more of a toll on us to care about things that our outside of our immediate bubble; that we cannot control.

      I’m sorry about your mother. Nobody can ever replace a great mom.

      • Sean says:

        That’s an interesting thought about Trump’s longevity. However, I’d contend that he is stressed out and has been since getting elected. The weight gain, frantic tweets, incoherent rambling along with binging on multiple cheeseburger and soda in one sitting. You can only go for so long before unhealthy habits take their toll. His mental health is obviously in decline. I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t live to see his day in court (if he ever has one, that is).

      • Christin says:

        That is my theory as well, Kitten. Sometimes those with the least empathy and redeeming qualities receive the most years.

        I feel Jen’s pain on this subject.

      • Mac says:

        Dick Cheney proves this theory.

      • Jerusha says:

        Dick Cheney stole a heart that should have gone to a real human being.

      • Kitten says:

        @ Sean-Right, but an empathetic person enduring that same level of stress, anxiety and scrutiny would have collapsed and died from a heart attack or cancer two months into it. Trump is basically cockroach-ing his way through the rest of his presidency. His relative invincibility would actually be impressive if I didn’t hate him so much….

        Dick Cheney is a great example of a soulless person who will likely live forever. Same with Mitch. And yeah, Dick stole a heart because he’s literally a heartless monster.

        It pays to be cruel and uncaring.

    • Vava says:

      I don’t get it, either.
      I have an awful mother-in-law. She’s 98 and going strong. Her personality is much like Trump’s and of course she is an avid supporter of him. Deplorable in so many ways, but mostly because of the verbal and emotional abuse she has dumped on her immediate family members. Her own blood relatives loathe her. I just ignore her to the best of my ability.

      • Valerie says:

        I don’t get how people like that can flourish. You’d think someone that miserable would have high blood pressure or heart problems, *something*. And if they’re so loathed, there’s that negative energy directed at them, which you’d think they would feel? But maybe not if they’re so cocooned in their own, narrow world.

      • Christin says:

        @Valerie – Judging from the ones I have experienced, my conclusion is that they actually thrive on the misery and chaos. Other people may get stressed over that type behavior, but they love it. And they rarely change. Age does not magically mellow them.

        Vava’s approach with her MIL is the only way to save your own health and sanity. Ignore them if at all possible. Some are highly manipulative.

  16. cannibell says:

    Thank you all for making my morning. If President Petty Betty is reduced to inventing fairy tales about the air conditioning faux pas of his predecessor in public, I don’t even want to think about what he’s ranting about when the cameras are off….

  17. leskat says:

    It’s not that the AC is broken, it’s just that he’s the proverbial frog being slowly boiled to death in his own lies and treason.

  18. LolaB says:

    … He’s wearing a purple suit in the bottom photo, right?

  19. Christin says:

    It has been extremely hot in DC. A cooling system can only do so much during heat waves, especially in a very large, older structure. Add to that how people have such different ideas of what a comfortable indoor temperature is.

    I agree that he should have figured out there was a problem (assuming one actually exists) long before now. Since he apparently has no problem spending taxpayers’ money, I guess this project popped up one day when it was too hot for the system to keep up. And of course it was his predecessor’s fault!

  20. Fluffy Princess says:

    Shut up, JUST STFU for one damn day! He’s such an utter and total A-hole to the nth degree. I can’t even take it.

    When he was elected, I knew it would be bad. But never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever in my wildest dreams did I believe we would segue into the Upside Down. I feel like we are all running from the Demigorgon in this hideous nightmare.

  21. Valerie says:

    How would he even know? His cult followers are so thick, they don’t even stop to consider the logistics. He says it, they repeat it, and it becomes factual in their scary little world.

  22. Mr. Trump is insufferable. I admire Obama even more for his restraint in dealing with all of Trump’s personal and other insults. HONESTLY, Mr. Trump has been yip yapping about President Obama since way before Obama was in office, or even campaigning. I mean for a couple of decades now, or more. It’s bizarre. My parents went to some events that Trump was at and I remember them coming home more than once and my Mom saying to my Dad, clearly annoyed lol, ” And why is he always talking about Barack? I can’t stand that, what’s wrong with that Donald person?” or something to that effect. Harsh words for my Mom :-) Even my brothers and I were perplexed – we all adore Mr. Obama and Michelle now, as my parents did then, but at the time, we had no idea of who the Barack that they were speaking of was. (I honestly, yikes thought that Barack was a place or something at first, it was so long ago.) Personally, we think he is VERY threatened by him and is jealous. Well, now we have seen just who President Obama is and just who Mr. Trump is. Oh how we have fallen. Time to get back up again.

  23. Baltimom says:

    I’m surprised he didn’t blame HRC.

  24. Busyann says:

    Didn’t he use this excuse before? I think he did.

  25. Rashida says:

    There’s nothing wrong with the air-conditioning. He’s just feeling the Bern. 😈😈

  26. fig says:

    🤣🤣🤣🤣 kaiser

  27. Shelly says:

    I was in DC this past weekend and every time my Uber routed us by the White House I turned my head, I can’t stand to think of that moron living there. At least I am somewhat comforted by the notion that he’s sweaty and uncomfortable, his pores trying to ooze out the toxins from his toddler-like diet. Maybe it will streak his spray tan!

  28. Jen says:

    Is he perhaps needing help getting rid of the stench of rodents? Which are apparently worse in DC than Baltimore:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-02/trump-white-house-has-more-rats-than-baltimore/11372826