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President Obama Talks Election, Legacy, Michelle & More With ‘The Rolling Stone’

Rolling Stone magazine has had Obama’s back since the beginning of 2008. On his 10th interview with the magazine, the president sits down with Rolling Stone’s editor-in-chief Jann Wenner to discuss his legacy, Trump’s win and what he has in store for the future. Here are 4 points that he discussed in his last Rolling Stone interview as president of the United States Of America:

1. Obama opened up about his feelings towards the turnout of the elections:

“Well, I’m disappointed, partly because I think Hillary Clinton would be a very fine president. As I said on the campaign trail, a lot of the work we’ve done is only partially complete. And we need some continuity in order for us to maximize its benefits. … That’s the thing about democracy. That’s the thing about voting. It doesn’t mean polls are irrelevant, but there is always a human variable involved in this. So I think the odds of Donald Trump winning were always around 20 percent. That [doesn’t] seem like a lot, but one out of five is not that unusual. It’s not a miracle.” – President Obama

2.  Obama speaks on rumors of Michelle running for president in the future: 

“Michelle will never run for office. She is as talented a person as I know. You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people. But I joke that she’s too sensible to want to be in politics. Michelle does not have the patience or the inclination to actually be a candidate herself. That’s one thing y’all can take to the bank.” – President Obama

3. Obama reflects on his two terms as POTUS: 

“I couldn’t be prouder of the work that we’ve done over the last eight years. When I turn over the keys to the federal government to the next president of the United States, I can say without any equivocation that the country is a lot better off: The economy is stronger, the federal government works better and our standing in the world is higher. And so I can take great pride in the work we’ve done. I can take great satisfaction in the people we’ve helped.” – President Obama

4. Obama lets us know his plans for when it’s all over:

“You know, I’m gonna sleep for a couple of weeks when I get out of here, take my wife on a well-deserved vacation. And I’ll spend time in my first year out of office writing a book, and I’m gonna be organizing my presidential center, which is gonna be focused on precisely this issue of how do we train and empower the next generation of leadership.” – President Obama

To read the complete interview click here: RollingStone.com



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