Barack Obama says he felt a sense of ‘serenity’ after Donald Trump’s inauguration:
After the handover of White House from the 44th U.S president Barack Obama to Donald Trump, Barack Obama felt very serene said that there is a lot of work to do which is yet to be completed. In an interview for the BBC radio Obama said to Prince Harry of the U.K royal family that the moment he left the presidency behind.
Barack Obama reflects his thoughts and said that “I think (it) was a satisfying feeling. That was mixed with all the work that was still undone. Concerns about how the country moves forward but, you know, overall there was serenity there. More than I would have expected”. Obama also explain that he believed this administration had a run a good race during its eight years in office.
“But wherever you were in the race: if you ran hard, if you did your best, and that you then were able to pass that baton off successfully and the country was better off, the world was a little bit better off, then when you got there, then you could take some pride in that. And I think we were able to do that.”
Life after the White House:
After he loses its presidency but he has remained somewhat active in the political space, weighing in on other elections such as those in France. After that Michelle Obama has turned her attention to philanthropy, officially launching the Obama Foundation with her husband earlier this year.
This foundation is based in Chicago, the foundation is “a living, working start-up for citizenship” which looks at promoting how to be a good citizen within the 21st century. In an interview of the opening ceremony of his foundation He said that “I still care about making sure that the United States and the world is a place where kids get a decent education, where people who are willing to work hard are able to find a job that pays a living wage”.