OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I never expected that my successor would embrace my vision or continue my policies. I did hope for the sake of our country that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously. That he might come to feel the weight of the office and discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his care. But he never did.
For close to four years now, he has shown no interest in putting in the work. No interest in finding common ground, no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends. No interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves. Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t, and the consequences of that failure are severe.”
-Barack Obama in an Aug. 19, 2020 speech, “Transcript: Barack Obama’s DNC speech,” cnn.com, Aug. 20, 2020