Politics

Obama Takes Swipe At Trump In First Post-Presidency Interview

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

Former President Barack Obama took a thinly veiled swipe at his successor in his first post-presidential interview.

During a sit down with guest BBC correspondent Prince Harry, the former president targeted President Donald Trump’s twitter habits, saying “all of us in leadership” need to responsibly use social media. Obama then echoed frequent criticism of the President for retweeting questionable characters in the past.

“One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases,” he said.

Obama has made several post-presidential appearances but has avoided criticizing his successor by name.

The former president however has on several occasions put out policy statements on the Trump administration’s actions such as the travel ban, the republican led effort to repeal the affordable care act, and the president’s decision to rescind his protection for illegal immigrants.

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