Barack Obama says that “the news feeds cynicism and democracy at this moment seems particularly frustrating.”
While speaking at the University of Chicago Law School on Thursday, Obama said, “[H]aving now been in politics for quite some time, seeing what lawyers are capable of doing every single day, working on a whole range of issues that are huge importance to our democracy and to our society.”
“I hope that all of the students here are excited about incredible changes and good that you are going to be able to do when you get out of here,” Obama said.
“I know that sometimes the news feeds cynicism and democracy at this moment seems particularly frustrating,” Obama said.
Adding that “each and every day I see lawyers not that much older than you who are helping young people get an education, are making sure that consumers are protected, are helping to keep America safe, are ensuring that our health care system works for everybody, are helping to preserve planet and fight against climate change. It is remarkable what you can do with your talents and it doesn’t always get a lot of publicity but you can make a really meaningful difference.”