- Ex-president Barack Obama has made jokes about President Donald Trump's refusal to concede defeat
- The former American leader joked that Trump could be removed from the White House by Navy SEALs
- Obama is already of the opinion that Trump should have conceded defeat after the election
Barack Obama, the former president of the United States, has joked that if Donald Trump refuses to concede defeat he could be removed from the White House by Navy SEALs after Inauguration Day.
The ex-president made the joke during his appearance as a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" talk show on Thursday night, November 19, Business Insider reports.
The host jokingly asked Obama who had lived in the White House for eight years where someone could hide if they were going to be removed.
"Are there places someone could hide? Like, if, say, they were going to be removed? Are there little cubby holes or anything that you know about?"
Obama in response to the question laughed and noted that the Navy SEALs could always be sent into the White House to dig him out.
Obama's joke is coming on the heels of Trump's refusal to concede the election after losing to the projected President-elect Joe Biden.
It would be recalled that Obama had earlier advised President Trump to put aside his pride and concede defeat in the United States presidential election.
The former US president believed that Trump should have accepted his fate even a day after the election was concluded.
He urged the president to put the nation first and be remembered as one who was humble enough to shelve his personal interests for the common good of all.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that former US first lady Michelle Obama joined her husband in urging Trump to facilitate a smooth transition of power to Biden, the projected president-elect.
Michelle made this known in a statement on her Instagram page on Monday, November 16. The former first lady painted a picture of how she felt four years ago when Trump won the 2016 presidential election, and by a bigger margin floored her preferred candidate.
The mother of two said Trump's victory "hurt and disappointed" her but she was alive to the fact that "the Americans had spoken" and the presidency had to listen.
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