If the slogan made its mark in politics in recent years, even outside the US, where it was so successful, it was he who raised Barack Obama to the presidency in 2009: “Yes, we can.” The former President of North America spoke to Cadena journalist Sir Javier Del Pino, the space attendant To live, In an interview broadcast on Sunday. “Is it true that you are [el eslogan] It seemed corny to him and he sure wouldn’t work out? “That’s right,” Del Pino asked the former Democratic leader. Obama replied, laughing, “I thought… Bah, I don’t think that’s good. He looks better in Spanish: Yes, you can. ”The former US president reviews these and other moments in his career that led him to the White House in his diary Promised Land, Published in Spain by Debate Publishing.
In an absolutely friendly tone, addressing the interlocutor by his first name, so that his daughters were remembered at the end of the conversation, Obama (Hawaii, 59 years old) opened a window into his young memories, of his efforts to reach the presidency and his eight-year wisdom at the helm of the United States. “I wasn’t born rich,” the Democrat said during the conversation. “I had to apply for credits to be able to go to university and that made me understand youth problems better.
Obama did not shy away from addressing some of the toughest issues of his state, such as the war on terror that he inherited from the previous presidency and continued until the killing of Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda. “Even necessary wars involve very horrific things,” he told Del Pino. This is something that weighs on my conscience. And it must be so. I do not trust a leader who did not think about this and did not influence him.
On January 20, 2017, Obama gave witness to the election winner two months earlier, Republican mogul Donald Trump. The former US president said: “One of the joys and frustrations of democracy is that you have to compromise, and you can never achieve 100% of what you want. The good news is that thanks to democracy, Donald Trump has not achieved 100% of what he wanted either.” Former Obama’s second-in-command, Vice President Joe Biden, defeated Trump in the November 3 election.