President Barack Obama aaid he isn’t buying the notion that Donald Trump’s election victory is a rejection of his world views. He said that the last time he checked polling, a pretty healthy majority of Americans agree with him on international affairs.
Speaking at a press conference in Greece, Obama says “sometimes people just feel as if we want to try something and see if we can shake things up.” Obama says he’ll never apologize for saying the world’s future will be defined by what people have in common rather than by what separates nations and leads to conflict.
According to the US president, nations that focus on inclusion will in the long-term be more successful. President Barack Obama says one of the lessons he’s learned from recent elections is the need to address inequality, economic dislocation and people’s fear that their children won’t do as well as they have done.
Obama is being asked about what comparisons he draws from Donald Trump’s election victory and the vote by Britain to leave the European Union.
Obama sais that there is a range of factors involved but it’s clear that globalization, combined with technology and social media, disrupted people’s lives. He says it’s critical to address those real concerns and channel them in a positive way.
He also sais that some of the rhetoric seen in the elections is “pretty troubling and not necessarily connected to the facts.”
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras notice that he hasn’t joined some other European leaders in criticizing Donald Trump.
Tsipras told that Trump had an “aggressive manner” in the campaign but he figures Trump will act differently in office. The Greek leader said many are fearful that Trump will radically change U.S. foreign policy. He says despite those fears, “we should build bridges, not walls.”
He also underine that he knows little about Trump. But he says some people told him before the election that to better understand Trump, he should have read his book, “The Art of the Deal.”