Democrats are plotting to remove Donald Trump as President.

Barack Obama is a central figure in that scheme.

Obama has been holding closed door meetings to achieve this goal and it could spell doom for Trump.

While political observers are focusing on the midterm elections, key Democrats are taking a wider view.

Prominent Democrats are launching preparations behind the scenes for the 2020 Presidential campaign.

And that includes meetings with Obama.

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Deval Patrick were among the nine reported 2020 contenders to have held one on one meetings with Obama in his Washington D.C. office.

Politico reports the goal of the meeting is to broadly discuss the future of the Democrat Party and how to win in 2018 and 2020:

“But Obama is concerned about how his own party is responding, and how it can be best positioned to win in the midterms and in the next presidential cycle to beat back the president and his politics.

He doesn’t see himself as the person to come up with the plan, people who know about the meetings say, but he is eager to be a sounding board and counselor to the Democrats he sees as playing a role in shaping the party’s future.”

Obama has already taken the unprecedented step of criticizing his successor.

The former President attacked Trump over withdrawing America from the Iran deal, the efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, and Trump’s travel ban executive orders.

Former President George W. Bush famously said he owed Obama his silence.

And for eight years, Bush stayed quiet as Obama wrecked America.

Obama does not believe he owes Trump anything.

While it was to be expected that Obama would eventually enter the Presidential campaign at some point on behalf of the Democrat nominee, these early meetings demonstrate just how desperate the Democrats are to defeat Trump.

With Bill Clinton persona non grata because of the #MeToo scandal, Obama is now the de facto head of the party.

But are the Democrats shooting themselves in the foot by allowing Obama to help shape their 2020 message?

In 2016, Hillary Clinton campaigned as essentially running for Obama’s third term.

And Obama told voters it was his legacy on the line in that election.

But the American people rejected that argument as Donald Trump won one of the greatest victories in American political history, racking up more Electoral College votes than any Republican since 1988.

If Democrats are going to follow Obama’s lead in 2020, he will end up guiding them off the same cliff that he did Hillary.

Americans judged his Presidency a failure on every level.

And Donald Trump’s approval numbers are rising as voters watch him dismantle Obama’s legacy brick by brick.

Trump is following through on the promises that got him elected.

If the Democrats allow Obama to chart their course in 2020, they will be doomed for defeat once again.

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