President Obama: I Didn’t Think Donald Trump Would Win Because I Was in ‘The Bubble’
President Barack Obama admitted in an interview with ABC News’ This Week that he didn’t see Donald Trump‘s victory coming because he was living in “the bubble” of the presidency.
“I believe in term limits for presidents,” Obama said. He cited two reasons why they were a good idea, the first being that the job tended to be incredibly taxing on all involved.
“The second thing is the bubble is the bubble,” he continued. “I think we’ve done a pretty good job staying in touch with the American people. But at a certain point, you can’t help but lose some feel for what’s on the ground because you’re not on the ground.”
“You didn’t think Donald Trump could win,” pointed out George Stephanopoulos.
“Case in point,” Obama admitted. “So I think there’s a utility in the democracy refreshing itself on an ongoing basis.”
Watch above, via ABC News.
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