After they're out of the Oval Office, most U.S. presidents tend to somewhat fade into the presidential history landscape, perhaps embarking on humanitarian work, attending events as dignitaries and even throwing out a ceremonial first pitch here and there.
But not former president Barack Obama.
The 44th president has been active, vocal and very visible since he left the White House. For example, he's been stumping for Democrat candidates and hosting rallies in several states, including Texas, Nevada and California, just to name a few.
In fact, in his new book, Trump Aftershock, best-selling author Stephen E. Strang describes Obama's "stay behind" network and talks about why he is still in Washington attempting to undermine the Trump presidency.
"Most presidents fade into the woodwork—this is presidential protocol," Strang said. "George W. Bush and all his predecessors did that, but Obama wanted to have a third term and actually floated the idea. But I guess he figured out that two-thirds wouldn't be willing to change the Constitution so he could stay in office. Instead, he set up shop in Washington, D.C., and he's doing everything he can to keep things stirred up. Much of it is below the radar so he isn't blasted for it, but as I speak, he's on the campaign trail endorsing Democrat candidates known to be socialists. Who would have thought that a socialist would ever be elected in America? It's a scary day, and the left is going further and further left.
"I personally think," Strang added, "and I document this in Trump Aftershock, that Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot with this tactic. But regardless, it's scary for America, because the pendulum tends to swing from one party to the other, and if these socialists get into power, eventually the Democrats will have the White House again and one or both houses of Congress. That is why as I'm doing media interviews, writing and speaking; I'm encouraging people who are like-minded to get out and vote. Donald Trump is very strong, but he can't do it alone, and we need to give him a House and Senate that will actually back the things he's trying to do."
Out on Nov. 6, Trump Aftershock explores the "president's seismic impact on culture and faith in America" and will uncover unreported facts while objectively helping readers understand what the nation's most unlikely and unconventional president has accomplished, including a featured section on these advancements called "500 Days of American Greatness."
Strang has recorded a ready-to-air Q&A interview with insights such as the above. In it, he answers the most probing questions about his interviews with Donald Trump (Strang has interviewed four U.S. presidents over his career). Click here to see the questions and download the audio files of Strang's answers, or contact Jeff Tolson at [email protected] for information about airing all or part of the recording on your station.
Stephen E. Strang is the best‐selling author of God and Donald Trump, which was brandished by the president during his appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 2018. The CEO and founder of Charisma Media, Strang was voted by Time magazine as one of the most influential evangelicals in America. He has traveled to more than 50 countries; has interviewed four U.S. presidents; and has been featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBN, Dr. James Dobson's "Family Talk" and The Daily Caller.
Trump Aftershock is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House, which has published books that challenge, encourage, teach and equip Christians, including 14 New York Times best-sellers.
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