In his last international speech before his final departure of the White House, Barack Obama expressed his doubts about Donald Trump. He cannot guarantee the American people that his successor will prove a worthy leader or that his planned policies will benefit the country. Still, in the face of fear and uncertainty, Obama maintained a gracious attitude and a hopeful outlook. At the APEC meeting in Peru, he said it was not his intention to become Trump’s constant movie critic, though it was his right to speak out against any plans or agreements that are breached.
Once he’s left the White House, Obama will follow the ex-president’s custom of silently slipping out of the presidency and giving Trump space to take up the role. He expressed his appreciation of former President George W. Bush, who gave him a kind welcome into the presidency. Now, as he steps out of office, Obama hopes to show Trump the same courtesy, without standing in his way or countering him on every point.
As a resident of America, President Obama genuinely cares for the nation. He has many concerns for the country’s future and Donald Trump’s presidency, as do millions of other Americans. As Obama’s term ends, it’s now time to examine Trump’s plans for the United States and his solution to making it great again.
Under Trump’s leadership, the country can expect the unlawful deportation of millions of individuals, the restoration of waterboarding, and the repeal of “Obamacare,” for a start. These plans and others like them have caused concern for Americans all across the nation. Some are still hoping that if Obama and other Democrats resist fiercely enough, the casualties may be minimized or averted.
However difficult it the circumstances, Obama must now leave the presidency behind him. He has guaranteed a smooth transition of power, even while he is apprehensive about the man to whom this power is granted. While Obama refuses to simply bite his tongue, it is not his intention to openly slander Trump. The new president must follow his own path, but Obama is convinced the presidency may alter Trump’s ways of thinking.