This old tweet from 2016 from David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s campaign manager in 2008 and later a senior advisor to the president, bubbled up to the surface recently and gave some excellent insight into Team Obama and its stance on a Trump presidency.

If you thought that text from FBI agent Peter Strzok about the risk of Donald Trump being elected president and the FBI’s “insurance policy” just in case was a red flag, check out Plouffe’s take from around the same time:

Gee, Trump must be “destroyed thoroughly” — even if that meant the Obama administration placing a spy inside the Trump campaign (just theoretically speaking, of course).