President Barack Obama recently gave an exit interview on David Axelrod’s podcast where he announced that he was sure he could have won a third term.
According to sources, after the podcast President Obama explained his position to CNN:
‘I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it.’
On the podcast, the president stated:
‘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.’
President Obama spoke about his plans for America:
‘In the wake of the election and Trump winning, a lot of people have suggested that somehow, it really was a fantasy. What I would argue is, is that the culture actually did shift, that the majority does buy into the notion of a one America that is tolerant and diverse and open and full of energy and dynamism.’
Here is what the president had to say about his own future:
‘I have to be quiet for a while. And I don’t mean politically, I mean internally. I have to still myself. You have to get back in tune with your center and process what’s happened before you make a bunch of good decisions If you think you’re winning, then you have a tendency, just like in sports, maybe to play it safer.’
Obama then pointed at what Clinton faced during the election:
‘[She] performed wonderfully under really tough circumstances. We’re not there on the ground communicating not only the dry policy aspects of this, but that we care about these communities, that we’re bleeding for these communities.