REAL MATURE: Obama Staffers Left ‘Taunting’ Notes for Trump Press Office
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham had an interesting tidbit about the character of at least some of the Obama White House staffers. Grisham said that “taunting” notes were left behind when the Obama administration exited its residency at 1600, intended for Trump staffers to find.
Specifically, “every office was filled with Obama books, and we had notes left behind that said, ‘You will fail, you aren’t going to make it.’ Grisham said in an interview with John Fredericks. One “big note” taped to the door in the press office explicitly said, “you will fail.” Grisham said her reaction, as well as that of the incoming staff, was that it was “sad. It was pathetic…but it just puts more fight in you.”
“It was sad. It was pathetic…but it just puts more fight in you…”
Many former Obama staffers have taken to twitter to defend their honor. Former national security adviser Susan Rice tweeted “another bald-faced lie.” Other than the fact that the phrase she was looking for likely was “bold-faced” not “bald-faced” an official as high as a national security adviser certainly should not be so childish. It is doubtful she was ever suspected to be the culprit.
Another staffer, Cody Keenan, who was an Obama speechwriter tweeted he had left behind an iPhone charger but that “nobody left unimaginative notes written at a sixth-grade level.” He continued, “I mean, if they read the ‘how to do your job’ memos and briefing books we actually left, they’d at least know how to write a coherent speech, vet their appointees, and maybe fewer of them would be indicted or heading to jail.” There it is; the exact level of maturity behind the notes.
Frankly, Mr. Keenan’s behavior is exactly the mentality behind the note writers. He didn’t really do himself or his former colleagues any favors with his tweet. The backlash of Obama staffers who defended themselves and posted nice letters they had left behind prompted Grisham to further explain herself. “I was talking specifically (and honestly) about our experience in the lower press office- nowhere else…I don’t know why everyone is so sensitive.”