President Obama: A Lesson in Telling It Like It Is

The following may be too real for some readers.

President Barack Obama isn’t exactly known for holding back, and in his recent interview with Trevor, No. 44 provided more than a few choice moments of unapologetic honesty. Prepare yourself for some staring-at-the-sun-level straight talk.

  1. ON RUSSIA

    The possibility of Russian interference in an American election may have some people going into panic mode, but Obama has heard this tune before. And he is not impressed.

  2. ON CLIMATE CHANGE

    President-elect Donald Trump has taken a number of different positions on climate change, including selecting a climate change denier to be the head of the EPA. Just in case you were confused about where Obama stands on the issue, here’s his “science is science” mic drop moment.

  3. ON OBAMACARE

    Perhaps no agenda item during Obama’s tenure has elicited as much partisan pushback as the Affordable Care Act (A.K.A. Obamacare), the president’s attempt to expand affordable health care to more Americans. Health insurance is a complicated issue, and a viable Republican alternative would ideally make the health care system cheaper and more efficient. Does Obama think they can pull it off? In a word, nah.

  4. ON ADDRESSING RACISM

    Race is a touchy topic to say the least, so naturally, the president won’t call someone a racist. He will, however, offer some pretty pointed quips about that person’s historical ignorance.

For even more of the outgoing president’s clear and candid takes on the bonkers and anxiety-instilling state of American politics, watch Trevor’s entire interview with him:
http://www.cc.com/video-clips/zwlq5r/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-exclusive—barack-obama-full-interview