Throughout an interview with CBS’ Scott Pelley that aired Sunday night on “60 Minutes,” former President Barack Obama slammed Republican officials for backing President Trump’s false claims of election fraud and mentioned the allegations endangered democracy.
“We might by no means settle for that out of our personal children behaving that approach in the event that they misplaced, proper? I imply, if my daughters — in any form of competitors — pouted and — after which accused the opposite aspect of dishonest after they misplaced, when there was no proof of it, we might scold ’em,” Obama mentioned.
Presidents, he maintained, are “short-term occupants of the workplace, by design.”
“And when your time is up then it’s your job to place the nation first and suppose past your personal ego, and your personal pursuits, and your personal disappointments,” Obama mentioned.
“My recommendation to President Trump is, if you need at this late stage within the recreation to be remembered as any person who put nation first it is time so that you can do the identical factor.”
And talking on the significance of a peaceable transition with CBS Information’ Gayle King in an interview that aired on “CBS Sunday Morning,” Obama equally mentioned that “it is a short-term job. We’re not above the principles. We’re not above the regulation. That is the essence of our democracy.”
Requested what recommendation he would give Biden, Obama mentioned he believes the President-elect would not want his recommendation however pledged to assist him in “any ways in which I can.”
“I am not planning to all of the sudden work on the White Home employees or one thing … Michelle would depart me,” he joked of the previous first girl. “She’d be like what? You are doing what?”
Though, Trump has ceaselessly attacked Obama, the previous President mentioned he doesn’t take them severely.
“There are numerous issues he says that I don’t take personally or severely, though I believe they’ll usually be harmful and dangerous,” Obama instructed King.
Obama has completed a collection of interviews timed to the discharge of the primary quantity of his memoir, “A Promised Land,” which can be obtainable Nov. 17. The book chronicles the forty fourth President’s childhood and political rise, earlier than diving into his historic 2008 marketing campaign and first 4 years within the White Home.
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