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Obama Speaks To Italy and Gives Them A Warning That Some Say Has A Double Meaning For the US

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Obama Speaks To Italy and Gives Them A Warning That Some Say Has A Double Meaning For the US

After a speech in Milan, Italy, Former President Barack Obama took a stab at President Trump and the Italian people all at once. His comments, which came during a question-and-answer session, attacked those who didn’t go to their polls to vote. Obama’s exact remarks were:

“You get the politicians you deserve. And if you don’t vote and you don’t participate, and you don’t pay attention, then you’ll get policies that don’t reflect your interests.”

The jab could easily have a double meaning, suggesting American’s got Trump because not enough people showed up to vote. This theory is confirmed with the fact that they were talking about leadership when Obama spoke:

“The mark of a good leader is somebody who is able to empower other people. So often we think of leadership as somebody at the top who is ordering other people around … but it turns out, for me at least, what made me understand leadership was when I could see somebody who thought they didn’t have a voice, thought they didn’t have influence or didn’t have power, and teach them how to speak up on the things that were affecting their lives.”

Obama, who is just 55-years-old, is currently working on his memoir, “fighting Michelle for closet space.” According to Obama, his next step in life will be to empower an effective network of global activists:

“When I was president, wherever I would go, I would meet with young people. And it would always give me energy and inspiration to see how much talent and sophistication and optimism and idealism existed among young people.”

He continued:

“The problem is so often young people’s voices aren’t heard, and when they want to get involved on issues, they don’t know how and they don’t’ have the tools.”

This concept stirred up Obama’s heart to build the Obama Presidential Center, which is said to “provide them the tools, the training, the networks, the relationships, the funding so that they can be even more efficient. That’s probably what I’m going to be spending most of the next 10 years on.”

What do you think about Obama’s comments during his speech in Italy? Do you think it was a double meaning?

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