As his second term winds down, President Obama has voiced one specific regret from his time in office: that he missed out on the fun of campaigning against Donald Trump.
During an interview for GQ, former Grantland head Bill Simmons asked the POTUS about Trump, among other political power players:
If you were campaigning against Trump, would you even bother? Would it be like LaBradford Smith talking trash to Jordan or something?
I would’ve enjoyed campaigning against Trump. That would’ve been fun.
Which leadership style suits your vision of where America should go forward? Biden or Hillary?
[laughs] Come on, Bill.
The POTUS further discussed how Malia and Sasha are cooler than him these days:
My daughters are amazing girls. They’re smart, they’re funny. They take after their mom, and Michelle’s done a great job with them. You get these teenage moments—they love you, but what I think really affects you most is they just don’t have time for you. It’s not an active disdain for you. It’s just their calendars start filling up and they’ve got all these friends who are much more interesting….
The golden age is between, say, 6, 7, and 12, and they’re your buddies and they just want to hang out. And after that, they will love you, but they don’t have that much time for you. And my understanding is, based on friends of mine who have older kids, is that with a little bit of luck, as long as you’re not so completely annoying during these teenage years, they’ll come back to you around 23, 24, and actually want to hang out with you. But that stretch is painful.
Obama concluded by admitting that he and FLOTUS Michelle Obama are ready to leave the White House. And if you don’t believe him, here’s proof of the POTUS’s exhaustion during a press conference on the terror attacks in Paris recently.
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