Reluctantly, Obama embracing his role as the anti-Trump
WASHINGTON - He won't be on November's ballot, but President Barack Obama is slowly embracing his role as the anti-Trump. Obama is taking on the Republican front-runner in ways that no other Democrat can.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are still fighting it out in the Democratic primary. So Obama has increasingly taken on the task of articulating the counter-message to Donald Trump. Democrats are working assiduously to use the contrast between Obama and Trump to paint the Republican candidate as anything but presidential.
For months, Obama and his aides mostly avoided getting dragged into the fray or letting the campaign din distract from Obama's agenda. Now, criticisms of Trump seem to be flowing from the White House with increasing frequency and ease.