Obama used a lengthy podcast interview with two former aides, Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor, to reflect on his own presidency, tout Biden’s candidacy and offer some advice to progressives in his own party. But the most pointed comments in Obama’s 45-minute “Pod Save America” interview out Wednesday were directed at Trump.
“It’s not as if Trump has been all that active internationally. I mean, the truth is he doesn’t have the patience and the focus to really substantially change a lot of US foreign policy,” Obama said, adding that the President has “systematically tried to decimate our entire foreign policy infrastructure.”
That, Obama argued, is something Biden would counter early in his presidency, should he be elected in November, saying his former vice president “has a respect and understanding for what American leadership can do.”
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