After being bashed for years by his replacement, Barack Obama now is going to take the time to explain the very basics of the job to Trump. You don’t have to like Obama, but I think a lesser person would glorify in revenge, point out his replacement’s inexperience and then enjoy watching him fail.

There’s no “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” in the job of President, conservative romantic ideals aside. Mr. Trump is going to need lots of Washington insiders to just get the lay of the land. The dream of a total outsider in the White House is finally being realized, the good, the bad, and the completely unprepared.

Progressives may want to take note of the President’s grace here as they start to dig their own heels in. We all lose when we obstruct. Conservatives also may want to take note that the man they refused to work with is still willing to work with them. And I really do hope that Trump is willing to acknowledge how much help he actually needs.

“Trump’s aides were also apparently unaware that the entire staff of the president working in the White House’s West Wing would need to be replaced…”   Read the full article here