“Politics isn’t just about politics. It’s not just about material, not just about GDP. It’s about often competing stories about who we are, what our lives mean, our identity“, entrusted Barack Obama exclusively to Francois Busnel in an interview broadcast Tuesday, November 17 on France 2.
The former President of the United States has also spoken about Donald Trump. He did not expect “that Donald Trump himself inspires so many people”. Recognizing that he does “don’t watch television“and is not”on social networks “, Barack Obama said he was surprised that “conspiracy theories “ and “crazy ideas” were taken seriously.
Regarding the racial question, the stake is for him to “know how to overcome our racial divide”. “The problem is, slavery, segregation, Jim Crow laws, these are not things you can just pretend never existed because they continue to have a huge influence today. “, he adds. Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2009, Barack Obama talks about “the effort to push the country in a more just, more equal direction “, with particular reference to health care and the fight against poverty.