If it weren’t for double standards…

Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor, on 12/23/2016, reacting to Donald Trump’s commentary on the US allowing United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 to pass:

“On the president-elect, the first thing I’d just say is that there’s one president at a time. President Obama is the president of the United States until Jan. 20, and we are taking this action, of course, as U.S. policy.”

President Obama on 12/26/2016:

“That doesn’t mean that if a year from now, or a year-and-a-half from now, or two years from now, there is an issue of such moment, such import, that isn’t just a debate about a particular tax bill or, you know, a particular policy, but goes to some foundational issues about our democracy that I might not weigh in. You know, I’m still a citizen and that carries with it duties and obligations.”

So the President-Elect should shut up until he’s President, but a former President has a duty to speak out. Okay, then.

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