Barack Obama: Donald Trump’s failure to admit defeat puts democracy at risk

Brenda Watkins
November 19, 2020

Other songs on the list include: Aretha Franklin's "The Weight", Brooks & Dunn's "Only In America", Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'", Beyoncé's "Halo", Eminem's "Lose Yourself", Jay-Z's "My 1st Song", The Beatles' "Michelle", U2's "Beautiful Day" and more.

However, the former US President said that he had never been to India before his Presidential visit in 2010, but the country had "always held a special place in my imagination". In her post, Obama directly addressed the Cheeto-In-Chief's refusal to admit defeat and concede, also reflecting on where she was four years ago when Hillary Clinton lost the election. "I think what happens is, it becomes more explicit [with my success]". He also said coaching his daughter Sasha is one of the greater thrills of his life. "I was hurt and disappointed but the votes had been counted and Donald Trump had won" on November 16.

The former president writes in his autobiography that there was 'Nothing compared to the thrill - and stress - of rooting for Sasha's fourth grade rec league team. "Part of that was because of a reverence for the office and the space we were occupying - the people's house, the White House - the enormous responsibilities that we had, [and] part of it because we were the first and felt very much the need to exceed expectations instead of just meet them". "Thank you for constantly being a beacon of hope to all of us".

It is in this light that Michelle urged Trump to put the country first and to respect results of an election.

"The fact that she put up with it and forgave me was an act of grace that I am grateful for", Obama had said.

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She continued: "The American people had spoken". The former first lady shared how she made a decision to put her anger and issues with Trump aside to be able to ensure a smooth transition between the outgoing and incoming administrations.

Obama said she helped first lady Melania Trump with helpful information, such as what it like to live in the public spotlight and raising children in the White House.

Obama has also appeared for interviews with Oprah Winfrey and CBS News to spread awareness about the book he wrote to "restore" youth's faith in USA democracy.

"Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that had put my family in danger", Obama wrote on the social media site. "To pretend that it does, to play along with these groundless conspiracy theories-whether for personal or political gain-is to put our country's health and security in danger", she wrote.

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