New Yorker’s Remnick on Obama: ‘The World Seems to Disappoint Him’

David Remnick, New Yorker editor and a biographer of President Barack Obama, tried to diagnose the president’s diffident political demeanor on Morning Joe Tuesday morning, especially with regard to foreign policy, and wound up saying that “the world seems to disappoint” Obama.

“The profile that I published in the New Yorker was [of] somebody that eerily, eerily seemed to be claiming himself — there was a sense of not giving up, but of deep frustration,” Remnick said. “Somebody frustrated and disappointed. And that’s what’s frustrating to me sometimes about Obama, is that the world seems to disappoint him.”

This got some laughs. “Republicans disappoint him,” Remnick continued. “Bashar Assad disappoints him. Putin as well. And the fighting spirit sometimes is lacking in the performative aspects of the presidency.”

“Do I think at the end of eight years that this will go down as a terrible presidency?” Remnick concluded. “I don’t.”

This segment fed right into Joe Scarborough’s Clinton-Obama off.

Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:

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