Confidence is surely a requirement for leading a nation and both Barack Obama and Donald Trump have it in spades.
According to President Obama, if he had been the Democratic candidate for the 2016 election, he would be the current president-elect, not Donald Trump.
In an interview with David Axelrod – Obama’s former adviser – for the podcast “The Axe Files,” Obama said that good will prevail. “There’s this thing in this country that is good and unifies us. And ultimately, will win out,” he said.
For Obama, the American spirit was constant during his eight years. “I would argue that during the entire eight years that I’ve been president, that spirit of America has still been there in all sorts of ways,” he said. “It manifests itself in communities all across the country. We see it in this younger generation that is smarter, more tolerant, more innovative, more creative, more entrepreneurial, would not even think about, you know, discriminating somebody against, for example, because of their sexual orientation.”
He also admits there that there is a resistance to that positive vision of the country, which hasn’t gone away and mobilized itself in 2016.
Obama went on to say that the culture did shift and that most of the country does want a tolerant and accepting America. “I am confident in this vision, because I’m confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it. I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say the vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one,” he revealed.
President-elect Trump doesn’t quite see eye-to-eye with his fellow politician: