Barack Obama got the shock of his life last night when Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. Today, Obama is facing the likely prospect that his legacy as president will be completely destroyed by Trump.
According to Daily Mail, Obama sees Trump’s win as a personal blow to himself, as it means he failed to understand a large slice of the American electorate and appreciate their reflexes, fears and concerns. While Obama spent most of his presidency focusing on race-baiters, he failed to look at working class whites who felt they have been left in the lurch amid rapid fire change from globalization and an increasingly multicultural society.
Trump has already promised to scrap many of Obama’s most prized-initiatives, including Obamacare, the battle against climate change and the Paris accord of 2015, and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Obama himself has also closed the door on working with Trump by repeatedly attacking him throughout this election, going so far as to call him a danger to democracy.
“We can’t afford the other guy. Can’t do that! Can’t do that!” Obama said of Trump just a few days ago.
“Democracy itself” is at stake in the election,” Obama recently said on the campaign trail.
“Civility is on the ballot,” Obama said. “Tolerance is on the ballot. Courtesy is on the ballot. Honesty is on the ballot. Equality is on the ballot. Kindness is on the ballot.”
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