President Barack Obama professed some bold assertions on his former advisor David Axelrod's podcast that aired Monday.
On episode 108 of "The Axe Files," Obama told Axelrod during the 50-minute segment that he was "confident" that had he been able to run for a third term, he would have been able to maintain a majority of the votes and beat President-elect Donald Trump.
Not being one to take criticism lightly, Trump voiced his opinion on Obama's chest puffing via his usual medium: Twitter.
Trump tweeted out:
President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! - jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2016
Though Obama's approval ratings have risen lately, some have pointed out that the contentious presidential race may have overshadowed Obama's failures. It is also not unusual for lame-duck presidents to see an increase in approval ratings as their reign comes to a close.