President Obama’s senior adviser and longtime confidante Valerie Jarrett used seven words to describe the 2016 presidential election that will be music to the ears of Trump supporters.
Come to think of it, her words might resonate with anybody who, for the last eight long years of the Obama presidency, has been anxiously counting down the days until his last moment in office. (42 days until Trump’s inauguration to be exact).
At an event in Washington, D.C. earlier this week, Jarrett described the Trump victory as “a punch in the stomach.”
Then it got even juicier when she used another analogy – “soul-crushing.”
Via the Washington Times:
Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett on Wednesday described Donald Trump’s stunning Election Day victory as a “punch to the stomach,” but said the White House morale “is a lot better today” than it was nearly a month ago.
“Obviously we were surprised by the outcome of the election,” Ms. Jarrett said of Hillary Clinton’s defeat, Politico reported.
“It kind of was like a, I’m not sure what the right analogy would be, but like a punch in the stomach, let’s say. Soul-crushing might be another description,” she said. “But that’s the democracy that we have: the people get to decide and the elections matter and we have to get about the business of doing our job.”
How sweet it sounds.
Though, “soul-crushing” might be a bit of hyperbole. After all, that kind of assumes you actually have a soul to be crushed.
But seriously folks, we kid because we care.
A widely circulated image of White House staff listening to Obama speak in the Rose Garden the day after Trump won appears to have captured the exact moment Jarrett had her soul (which, like the Grinch, was two sizes too small) crushed.
Definitely looks like some of the others are also taking a punch to the stomach, in retrospect.
If these liberal tears weren’t delicious enough, check out this extensive pictorial of Democrats crying after the election had been decided in Trump’s favor.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider