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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:16 AM

2. German TV just ran an interview with Obama last night

One of their top interviewers apparently got permission to go to Washington with a small crew to tape it.

It was conducted in English, but the interviewer taped over his questions in German for the German public. But for once, they (wisely) did not dub over any of Obama’s answers, but just ran subtitles in German. Obama’s English is very clear and well enunciated, so many Germans will have understood what he was saying even without the translation help.

As usual, Obama was lucid, sharp, reasoned, and straightforward. You could tell that the interviewer wished it would go on. The commentary afterward spent no small amount of time on the mutual respect and friendship between Angela Merkel and Obama.

They did briefly discuss the book, which I have not read, but probably will. I don’t follow Politico at all, since the various articles I have seen from it were usually either poorly researched or poorly thought out (or both), and somewhat arrogant in tone.

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