It’s not unusual for presidents in the last few months of their time in office, following the election of a new president, to make a handful of small, last minute decisions as leader of the free world.
But according to pollster Frank Luntz, President Barack Obama is doing more than what is typical for an outgoing president. So much, that Luntz told Fox News over the weekend that he believes Obama is trying to sabotage the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.
Drawing an analogy between Trump’s recent “victory tour,” Luntz said that Obama is current on an “FU tour."
"If Trump did this great tour of the country, they called it a victory tour or thank you tour, Obama seems to be doing a...uh...trying to figure out the right language so I don't get fined by the FCC, a FU tour. I guess that's the best way to put it,” Luntz told Fox News.
Indeed, Obama has been very active in the closing weeks of his presidency. Between what he did at the United Nations — abstaining from voting on an anti-Israel resolution — sanctioning Russia, transferring more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Obama has done more in his final weeks in office than most previous presidents in modern American history.
And according to Luntz, it appears as if Obama is trying to “settle a score” with Republicans, which simply isn’t “presidential," Luntz said.
"What he has said about Hillary Clinton and her campaign and drawing that contrast. What he has done to Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu. There are people that he has had political difficulties with—and by the way, Republican members of the house and senate—the people who he's disagreed with over the last eight years. He's gone to great pains to draw a contrast between the things that he says and the things that they have done that makes me think he's trying to settle scores before he leaves,” he explained.
"And that's not presidential,” Luntz added.
Watch Luntz's full interview with Fox below: