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Joe941

(2,848 posts)
Wed Dec 27, 2017, 10:26 AM Dec 2017

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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Barack Obama says he felt a sense of 'serenity' after Donald Trump's inauguration (Original Post) Joe941 Dec 2017 OP
I could understand "relieved" ... kentuck Dec 2017 #1
"Jubilation" would be more accurate. raging moderate Dec 2017 #2
I think Obama saw the horror show coming - but wanted to be optimistic dalton99a Dec 2017 #3
I felt a sense of... Mike Nelson Dec 2017 #4
He was the only one in the country, then. enough Dec 2017 #5
The headline is completely misleading. Hugin Dec 2017 #6
Thx for this uponit7771 Dec 2017 #7
The headline cnbc chose is obviously click bait. Joe941 Dec 2017 #8
Yeah... Hugin Dec 2017 #11
Damn. What was he drinking, and where can I buy it? n/t Orsino Dec 2017 #9
Serenity now, serenity now........ Guy Whitey Corngood Dec 2017 #10
Thrilled for him. cwydro Dec 2017 #12
If ever I was hoping for the proverbial lightning bolt to strike... world wide wally Dec 2017 #13

raging moderate

(4,289 posts)
2. "Jubilation" would be more accurate.
Wed Dec 27, 2017, 10:31 AM
Dec 2017

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

dalton99a

(81,284 posts)
3. I think Obama saw the horror show coming - but wanted to be optimistic
Wed Dec 27, 2017, 10:34 AM
Dec 2017

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

enough

(13,250 posts)
5. He was the only one in the country, then.
Wed Dec 27, 2017, 10:35 AM
Dec 2017

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

Hugin

(32,946 posts)
6. The headline is completely misleading.
Wed Dec 27, 2017, 10:41 AM
Dec 2017

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.

Hugin

(32,946 posts)
11. Yeah...
Wed Dec 27, 2017, 10:53 AM
Dec 2017

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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