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Former President Barack Obama said during a “60 Minutes” interview that aired on Sunday that the election results show a “very divided” nation, and that there is a sense in the US that “the truth doesn’t even matter.”
In a wide-ranging interview, Obama also discussed why President Donald Trump should concede the election, the killing of George Floyd, and his decision to run in 2008. He was promoting his memoir, “A Promised Land,” which will be released November 17.
When asked by interviewer Scott Pelley whether it was time for Trump to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden, Obama said “absolutely.”
“A president is a public servant. They are temporary occupants of the office, by design,” he said. “When your time is up then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego, and your own interests, and your own disappointments.”
Pelley asked Obama about a point made in his book in which he says American democracy is nearing a crisis.
“We have gone through a presidency that disregarded a whole host of basic institutional norms,” Obama said. “What we’ve seen is what some people call truth decay, something that’s been accelerated by outgoing President …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics