Former President Barack Obama is involved in another election.
But it isn’t in the United States.
From Free Beacon:
Former President Barack Obama’s face is back on the campaign trail, this time in Germany, where his image is being used on posters to promote the reelection of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The image is the same one that was used in Obama’s iconic 2008 “Hope” campaign poster, but now it is colored in with Germany’s flag colors of red, black, and gold. The image is accompanied by the logo for Merkel’s party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Washington Post reported.
Merkel’s team.made the move because they thought Obama’s popularity would be helpful to Merkel.
In a dig at Trump, Merkel’s allies tout Obama’s support. “This is a nice way of saying, ‘We prefer the former one.” https://t.co/UhbAhJ6SbY
— Griff Witte (@griffwitte) September 12, 2017
During Obama’s last overseas trip of his presidency in November 2016, he made an impromptu endorsement of Merkel.
“If I were German and I had a vote, I’d support her,” Obama said alongside Merkel at a news conference in Berlin. “I don’t know if that helps or hurts.”
Has there ever been a President who is not only still on the scene in the U.S. trying to undermine his predecessor, but also having his name/likeness used to benefit a candidate in a foreign country?
The posters are also a slap-in-the-face to Trump, CDU candidate Thomas Heilmann said.
“This is a nice way of saying, ‘we prefer the former one,’” Heilmann said. “This is how we’d like to see America as a nation, compared to what Trump is doing.”
Merkel, however, doesn’t necessarily need Obama’s help to gain reelection, according to the Post. The majority of German voters appear to agree with the former U.S. president in supporting the chancellor, who has served in the position since 2005.
It’s rather stunning that she’s predicted to win, given how her actions in allowing unchecked migration have seriously damaged her country.