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I could have defeated Trump - Obama

Posted: 27 December, 2016 at 10:00 am

The already set to go and outgoing U.S. President, Barack Obama have hinted that he could have defeated Donald Trump(Republican) in the just concluded presidential election if he had run against Trump.

Mr Obama made it known while speaking to his former senior adviser David Axelrod in an interview for the “The Axe Files” podcast, produced by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN, aired on Monday.

The outgoing president argued that the Americans are still on his vision of progressive change, thus that he could have taken the polls in this year's election if he was eligible to run.

“I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilised a majority of the American people to rally behind it.

“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”, he stated.

Obama who is on the end of his two-term president also said that there was a difference between the hope-and-change vision he used while contesting in 2008, which won him outstanding victory over his opponent, The Republican John McCain.

“In the wake of the election and Trump winning, a lot of people have suggested that somehow, it really was a fantasy.

“What I would argue is, is that the culture actually did shift, that the majority does buy into the notion of a one America that is tolerant and diverse and open and full of energy and dynamism”, Obama added.

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