An article published in the satirical website The Burrard Street Journal has convinced many readers that US President Barack Obama refuses to leave office in case Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States. The article was widely shared online and although all of it was false, it was an interesting read nonetheless.
The article reports of an interview of Barack Obama with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Apparently, the US president is fully prepared to ignore the country’s vote and has found a loophole that would permit him to stay in charge until a re-election is called, the The Burrard Street Journal states.
The article even has images of Obama declaring his decision. Obama adds:
“As president, I must do what I feel is in the best interest of our nation,” says the president. “If the American people elected ‘the Donald’ then I will be forced to take whatever actions I deem necessary. I am not standing down as president if it means four years of President Trump,” he said categorically.
Obama says he would file a motion of “no confidence” to take all of the US citizens’ votes away from them. Blitzer asks, “Wait, you’re willing to impeach the American people as voters?” to which Obama replies: “Yes, if necessary,” the President responded. “I cannot allow him into this chair, with his finger so close to the button. The power would go to his head immediately.”
The article states that the president is even willing to barricade himself and his family inside the White House so long as Trump’s family won’t live there. The Secret Service were given the permission to use full force in defending the White House from the Trump family and some staff are even willing to sacrifice their lives.
In reality, Obama would never say this but he described Donald Trump as uninformed recently. BBC reports that Obama says Trump is clearly not qualified to be president after he said Russia’s President Putin was a better leader.