Former President Barack Obama said that current President Donald Trump has attempted to inflict ‘serious damage’ to several of the policies he and Joe Biden implemented during their 8 years in office.
Obama made the comments during a sit down interview with New York Magazine published Dec. 9. Below is a video of the highlights of the conversation.
Obama stated that he doesn’t particularly keep tabs on every single policy but said, “I have paid attention to those areas where what the Trump administration attempted to do did some serious damage and where it’s more of a short-term setback on what is a long-term success” the Independent reported.
Obama mentioned in the interview with New York Magazine that he believed there had been regression in the area of climate change. “When it comes to some of our climate-change regulations, there’s been some damage done,” Obama said. He also opined that there were constant threats to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but the policy has stood strong. He said, “So although it was nip-and-tuck for a while, the Affordable Care Act remains robust,” according to Fox News. He also touted that the ACA was a “successful policy.” (RELATED: US Officially Withdraws From Paris Agreement On Climate Change)
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) December 10, 2020
Obama hinted that President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris could return to the policy standards of his administration from 2008-2016. He stated that they have “the ability to pick up where we left off and keep on going” according to the Independent.