Confident Obama says he could have won a third term in White House
Outgoing US President Barack Obama suggested in an interview with his former top adviser David Axelrod that had he been able to run, he could have won a third term in the White House, The Guardian reported.
“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,” Obama said on Axelrod’s CNN podcast.“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 against somebody for example because of their sexual orientation.”
Obama made the comments as part of an extensive interview with David Axelrod, for his podcast produced by CNN and the University of Chicago. “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,” Obama told Axelrod
President-elect Donald Trump immediately fired back Monday in a tweet saying, “President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.”
Obama campaigned vigorously for Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state, dispatching himself, Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama across the country on Clinton’s behalf.
Obama currently has a favorable rating of 55% according to an average of polls compiled by HuffPost Pollster, while Trump is at 43%, the report added.