During an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday to promote his new memoir “A Promised Land,” former President Barack Obama told the late night host that “we can always send the Navy SEALs” to physically remove President Donald Trump from the White House if he refuses to leave after being defeated in the 2020 election.
Asked by Kimmel if the White House has any secret spots where “someone could hide” if they don’t want to leave, Obama replied: “Well, I think we can always send the Navy SEALS in there to dig him out.”
Kimmel also asked if it will be weird to call Joe Biden “Mr. President.” “No,” Obama replied, “I’ve already called him Mr. President Elect.”
Obama also praised former President George W. Bush, whom he called a “patriot.”
“When I came in, we were in the middle of a big crisis, the financial crisis. George W. Bush, he and I had obviously big policy differences, but he’s a good man, he’s a patriot,” Obama said. “And he ordered everybody on his team to work seamlessly with us on the transition. Could not have been more gracious. Could not have been more helpful. And that actually helped us be able to get a head start on trying to stem what could have been a great depression instead of a great recession.”