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Wed Dec 27, 2017, 09:26 AM

 

Barack Obama says he felt a sense of 'serenity' after Donald Trump's inauguration

Speaking in an interview for the BBC Radio 4's Today Program, former Obama described to Prince Harry of the U.K. royal family the moment he left the presidency behind.

"I think it was a satisfying feeling. That was mixed with all the work that was still undone. Concerns about how the country moves forward but, you know, overall there was serenity there. More than I would have expected," Obama said.


https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/27/barack-obama-to-prince-harry-i-felt-serenity-on-leaving-the-white-house.html

I have to be honest I felt sheer horror. lol. Glad he is enjoying his post presidency time.

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Reply Barack Obama says he felt a sense of 'serenity' after Donald Trump's inauguration (Original post)
Joe941 Dec 2017 OP
kentuck Dec 2017 #1
raging moderate Dec 2017 #2
dalton99a Dec 2017 #3
Mike Nelson Dec 2017 #4
enough Dec 2017 #5
Hugin Dec 2017 #6
uponit7771 Dec 2017 #7
Joe941 Dec 2017 #8
Hugin Dec 2017 #11
Orsino Dec 2017 #9
Guy Whitey Corngood Dec 2017 #10
cwydro Dec 2017 #12
world wide wally Dec 2017 #13

Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 09:28 AM

1. I could understand "relieved" ...

but not "serenity"...

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 09:31 AM

2. "Jubilation" would be more accurate.

I will never forget the looks on the faces of Mr. and Mrs. Obama at that Inauguration. I felt so happy for them!

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 09:34 AM

3. I think Obama saw the horror show coming - but wanted to be optimistic

"We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country"

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 09:34 AM

4. I felt a sense of...

...dread. But, I understand Obama's sense.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 09:35 AM

5. He was the only one in the country, then.

But if anyone deserves some serenity, it's the Obama family.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 09:41 AM

6. The headline is completely misleading.

Obama said nothing about Donald Trump's Inauguration or his feelings about the Inauguration in general.

He was describing his feelings about having successfully completed his term in office as POTUS.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 09:44 AM

7. Thx for this

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Response to Hugin (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 09:44 AM

8. The headline cnbc chose is obviously click bait.

 

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Response to Joe941 (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 09:53 AM

11. Yeah...

It's a sign of what we're up against these days.

However, your selection for quoting from the content of the article was perfect.

Good job, Joe.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 09:47 AM

9. Damn. What was he drinking, and where can I buy it? n/t

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 09:51 AM

10. Serenity now, serenity now........

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 10:02 AM

12. Thrilled for him.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 10:04 AM

13. If ever I was hoping for the proverbial lightning bolt to strike...

That was the time.

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