After Donald Trump won the presidential election, the world made their voice known on exactly how they felt about it.
While it was easy to see the United States was pretty split on the outcome, their current president kept pretty tight-lipped about the news that shocked the world – until now.
So what does the Leader of the Free World think about his successor?
Speaking to Rolling Stone in an interview after the election, Obama said he was ‘disappointed’ but not ‘dismayed’ with Trump’s win, saying: “The odds of Donald Trump winning were always around 20 percent…One out of five is not that unusual. It’s not a miracle.”
I don’t want to sugarcoat it. There are consequences to elections. It means that the next Supreme Court justice is going to be somebody who doesn’t reflect my understanding of the Constitution.
It means that the work we’ve done internationally and domestically on climate is going to be threatened.
His advice for Trump? ‘This is not about you.’
Asked what guidance he’d give his successor, he said:
This is not about your power, your position or the perks, the Marine band. This is about this precious thing that we’ve inherited and that we want to pass on.
As for the prospect of Michelle Obama taking up residence in the White House as president, it’s not as foreseeable as many of us would’ve hoped.
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.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like one of the few trustworthy figures in America – and one of the best Carpool karaoke contestants in history – will be running for president any time soon – or any time, for that matter. Despite what the people want.
In the meantime, Trump will be the voice and face of America – starting January 20, 2017.