Photo of White House staff awaiting Trump is just plain stunning…

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump walk from a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the U.S. Capitol November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day president-elect Trump met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

While President Obama talks a good talk (for a change) about doing everything he can to work with President-Elect Trump to ensure a smooth transition of power, there are still signs of bitterness that peek through the veneer. Such as the fact that the Obamas canceled the traditional First Families photo, intended to feature outgoing First Family Barack and Michelle along with incoming First Family Donald and Melania.

You know what they say about actions speaking louder than words, of course.

And if you had any doubt about the true feelings of those in the Obama camp about the prospect — now a foregone conclusion — of Donald Trump administration succeeding them, here are your pictures worth a couple thousand words.

Here’s the Obama White House staff awaiting the visit of President-Elect Trump today — see Josh Not-So-Earnest looking particularly not-so today:

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And yesterday, as they watched Obama deliver his remarks about ensuring a smooth transition of power. (Yep, Valerie ‘Rasputin’ Jarrett doesn’t look too happy, does she?)

Staff listen as President Barack Obama speaks about the election results, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, third from left, White House Communications Director Jen Psaki, center, and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, seventh from right, listen.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Their “curbed” enthusiasm is understandable, of course, when you consider they must realize everything they’ve worked for during the past eight years is not only at risk but likely under attack with the new administration, along with the Republican majority in Congress.

Perhaps we can recommend they retreat to a safe space… like somewhere far, far away from Washington, DC.

[This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]

 

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