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in a podcast, Obama said he would have defeated Donald Trump in November election

In Podcast, Obama Says He Would Have Defeated Trump – Who Tweets “No Way!”

Barred by the U.S. Constitution from seeking a third four-year-term, Obama told former adviser David Axelrod in a podcast that Americans would have backed his vision.

“I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama said, referring to his 2008 campaign message of hope and change.

December 26, 2016
Obama, Commander-In-Chief

Obama: It’s Been The ‘Privilege Of My Life’ To Serve As Commander In Chief

“Although this will be my last time addressing you as president, I want you to know that as a citizen, my gratitude will remain, and our commitment to standing by you every step of the way, that won’t stop,” Obama told several hundred people gathered in a mess hall decorated with Christmas trees and wreaths.

December 26, 2016
Obama, Guantanamo, Defense Bill

Obama Signs Defense Spending Bill, Criticizes Guantanamo Policy

Obama pledged in his 2008 presidential campaign to close the military prison, but his efforts have been blocked by mostly Republican opposition in Congress. The Democratic president has instead reduced the population there by transferring prisoners to other countries.

December 24, 2016
Trump, headline, Carrier

Donald Trump Congratulates Himself During ‘Thank You’ Tour

In the run-up to his Jan. 20 swearing in as president, Trump is expected to tour cities in swing states, like Ohio, that contributed to his shocking election victory on Nov. 8.

December 2, 2016
Trump, GOP, Republican, Envoy

Donald Trump Threatens To Sue Accusers After Election

During a policy speech, Trump promised to sue the women who have come forward in the last two weeks to accuse him of sexual assault, calling them liars.

October 22, 2016

Pence Breaks Sharply With Trump On Russian Hacking And ‘Rigged Election’

“There should be severe consequences to Russia or any sovereign nation that is compromising the privacy or the security of the United States of America,” said Mike Pence on Sunday.

October 17, 2016

Trump Hit By His Own Lewd Remarks About Women, Caught On Tape

In the recorded conversation, Trump was wearing a microphone and chatting on a bus with NBC’s “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. “I did try and fuck her. She was married,” Trump said. “I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there.”

October 7, 2016
Trump's executive actions

Trump Backs Off Fulsome Praise Of Russia’s Putin After Debate

“I don’t love [Putin], I don’t hate. We’ll see how it works. We’ll see,” Trump told supporters during a campaign stop in the swing state of Nevada.

October 5, 2016
clinton won first debate

Hillary Clinton Proposes 65 Percent Tax On Billionaire Estates

Hillary Clinton proposed raising taxes on inherited property to 65 percent for the estates of billionaires as she bolstered plans for tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans.

September 23, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a church service, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump Calls For New Civil Rights Agenda In Visit To Black Church

As scores of protesters outside chanted “No justice, no peace,” Trump said he wanted to make Detroit – a predominantly African-American city which recently emerged from bankruptcy – the economic envy of the world by bringing back companies from abroad.

September 3, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump Returns To Hardline Position On Illegal Immigration

In his speech, Trump emphasized that his priority would be to deport those among the undocumented population who have committed serious crimes. “As with any law enforcement activity, we will set priorities,” Trump said. “Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation. That is what it means to have a country.”

September 1, 2016
Trump minority outreach

Trump Calls Democrats ‘Party Of Slavery’ In Minority Outreach Effort

Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday night called Democrats the “party of slavery” and praised what he called the millions of African Americans with career success, as he tries to revamp his outreach to minority voters.

August 31, 2016
trump model management

Trump Wants More Racial Profiling After Orlando Shooting

“I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump said in an interview Sunday. The likely Republican nominee made similar comments last December about profiling, the targeting of specific demographic groups for extra scrutiny, after a Muslim American and his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California.

June 19, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump jokes about how difficult he says it is for him to listen to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's voice, as he holds a rally with supporters in Fresno, California, U.S. May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump Rules Out Presidential Debate With Sanders

“I heard that he was going to debate me, then I heard that he was not going to debate me, then I heard that he was going to debate me. Now you’re telling me that he is not going to debate me. Well, you know, I hope that he changes his mind again.”

May 27, 2016

Trump Wins Christie Backing, Eases Toward Super Tuesday

Chris Christie becomes the most prominent mainstream Republican to get behind the former reality TV star’s White House campaign.

February 26, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the debate sponsored by CNN for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential candidates in Houston

Rubio, Cruz Go On Attack Against Trump At Debate

Republican rival Marco Rubio attacked front-runner Donald Trump at length for the first time at a debate on Thursday.

February 25, 2016