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REFLECTIONS ON OBAMA: Readers describe how they will remember the president as a man and as a leader. Just as Jackie Robinson was perfectly cast for his historic breakthrough, so, too, was Barack Obama. He emerged from relative obscurity as a beacon of hope and change. And, despite the roadblocks and setbacks, he remains so. The Obama presidency has been consequential. Especially impressive is his bold leadership on some of the most significant issues of our time, from health care reform to climate change to a nuclear deal with Iran that was once unimaginable. But it is Mr. Obama the man I will remember most. The personal indignities to which he was subjected, from “birtherism” to other acts of disrespect and contempt, are a disgrace. Yet he never lost his own dignity or grace. It was an “Amazing Grace” epitomized by his leading this hymn at the funeral for nine African-Americans massacred in Charleston. Now, with his successor inspiring more fear than hope, President Obama is urging us not to despair. Rather than apocalyptic, he’s still optimistic. Let’s follow his lead. Those of us who share his values should continue to work tirelessly toward the progressive ideals he has espoused. Barack Obama’s story will always represent the unique promise of America. SAM BROMBERG, Delray Beach, Fla. President Obama’s domestic legacy is one of thoughtful policy successes, and a failure to publicize and celebrate those achievements. This contradiction is best illustrated by the fact that the majority of Americans polled opposed Obamacare despite overwhelming public support for its individual provisions. More than $800 billion was spent under the 2009 stimulus package, but ordinary Americans couldn’t point to a single bridge built or job saved by it. Mr. Obama, a cerebral technocrat, seemed to operate on the assumption that his nuanced policy solutions would speak for themselves. Despite his soaring speeches, he never learned how to convince Americans that his agenda was working. Mr. Obama’s shortcomings in flaunting his achievements are further accentuated by his successor’s flair for it. The economy added 156,000 jobs in December, but it was 800 jobs at a Carrier factory in Indiana that captured the national spotlight. SAM SKOVGAARD, Denver   “Shed tears without apology” Photo   President Obama at a memorial service at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn., for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Credit Luke Sharrett for The New York Times I will remember President Obama for his dignity, his humor, his eloquence and especially as the president who shed tears without apology or embarrassment. In that speech in which he discussed “common sense” gun control measures, he recalled the victims of Sandy Hook and he cried. And I weep now as I write about this memory. SUSAN SCANDRETT, Oakland, Calif. President Obama’s accomplishments in office are numerous, from saving the economy to passing comprehensive health care and financial reform. Yet when the history books describe his time in office, President Obama’s legacy will be defined most significantly by his record on climate change. He took office at a true crossroads for our planet: a failure to act could push the world past the tipping point, leading to a cascade effect of irreversible consequences. Mr. Obama met the moment boldly, taking a series of critical steps at home — including unprecedented investments in clean energy, the largest protections of public lands and waters in history, and the first-ever national carbon pollution standards for power plants — that served as a foundation for international action such as the bilateral agreement with China and the Paris Agreement. Although the incoming administration seems determined to look backward on environmental issues, many of the president’s changes are here to stay. Future generations will be forever grateful for his leadership. Continue reading the main story JACK DIMATTEO, Deerfield, Ill. Barack Obama came into office with the possibility of being another L.B.J. or F.D.R. He probably could have got a single-payer health plan; instead he settled for the Republican plan of subsidized insurance. He could have tried to send crooked bankers to jail, as F.D.R. and even Ronald Reagan did; instead it was “let’s just move on.” He could have saved people’s homes; instead he bailed out the bankers who made (and profited immensely from) obviously bad loans. He could have said, “Iraq shows we need to keep our hands off the Muslim world.” Instead he destabilized Libya and Syria with our worse than useless intervention. Yes, he had a tough Republican Congress to work with, but the Republican victories were to a great extent the result of his own failed policies. Like Jimmy Carter, Mr. Obama was a good man, but a poor president. HARRY M. CORRIGAN, Hendersonville, N.C. “The president’s hair does feel like mine!”                                                                                               Photo   President Obama bends over so the son of a White House staff member can pat his head during a visit to the Oval Office in 2009. Credit Pete Souza/The White House  When I think of all the images of President Obama that come to mind when thinking of his legacy, I immediately think of the photo taken in the Oval Office in which the president lets a 5-year-old black boy touch his head because this young man just has to find out if the president’s hair feels like his. It’s such an unexpectedly sweet moment in which the president almost appears to bow before this young man so that he can feel that, yes, the president’s hair does feel like mine! With that one move President Obama showed his humanity, his parenting skills, his sensitivity and his humility. CHRISTINE LAVIN, Geneva, N.Y. While many journalists are pointing to President Obama’s decency and scandal-free administration as major takeaways, what I have been most impressed with is his international legacy. Having lived many years in Asia, where the United States is often seen as brash and arrogant, I have appreciated how he shows genuine respect for other cultures and religions. He has emphasized dialogue, partnership and diplomacy, such as the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris Agreement on climate and relations with Cuba. Furthermore, he has been restrained in the use of military force, which has allowed us to allocate resources to domestic priorities and has greatly reduced combat deaths. “Don’t do stupid stuff” is not a bad mantra. PHYLLIS SATO, Virginia Beach                                    Photo   President Obama singing “Amazing Grace” at a service in Charleston, S.C., honoring the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times I will remember Barack Obama as president in a flurry of images and sounds — body surfing in Hawaii, wiping a tear speaking of the Sandy Hook victims, singing “Amazing Grace,” announcing Osama bin Laden’s demise, dancing with Michelle on inauguration night, holding hands with his daughters, signing the health care act, showing off Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves, shooting that three-point swish, doing really funny stand-up comedy, resuscitating our American automobile industry, placing medals of honor on soldiers, and always keeping it truly real. Most of all I will remember his presidency as one of a dedicated family man exuding grace, intelligence, humor, wit, compassion, thoughtfulness and fierce commitment to ideals and principles. And, his smile. SAM BIRENBAUM, Malibu, Calif. “Restored in me a sense of pride” I am despondent to see the end of Barack Obama’s presidency. Considering the absolute mess he inherited from the previous administration (endless war, the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, America’s global reputation in shambles, etc.), I am sure future historians will rank his time in the Oval Office as the era in which the country took a huge step toward becoming the nation we aspire to be. He and his family restored class, dignity and thought into a White House that, for the prior 16 years (eight years of George W. Bush and eight years of Bill Clinton) had trashed those values and made me embarrassed to be an American. He was not perfect, but Barack Obama restored in me a sense of pride for who we are, what we should strive for on the world stage and how we should operate as a nation in the complicated, messy world of the 21st century. I have no doubt that he will be remembered as a kind, refined intellect and a patriot, who believes to his core in the values our nation expounds. We would be a better country if our citizenry practiced those values, as much as Barack Obama lived them. PHILLIP J. STOBER, New York After Barack Obama’s Democratic convention speech in 2004, when people started telling me to watch this rising political star, I responded: “Don’t waste my time. Do you really think Americans would vote for a black man, let alone one named Hussein? Are you kidding me?” Boy, was I wrong. Mr. Obama’s election proved to me that, mixed in with our less savory tendencies, Americans have the capacity to be intelligent, tolerant and inclusive. The very image of this man as our president has provided continuous inspiration and affirmation of America’s goodness to me, my family and friends throughout the highs and lows of his tenure. FRED MORGENSTERN, Charlotte, N.C. “In him, we saw ourselves”                                                                                               Photo   President Obama, Michelle Obama, and their daughters Sasha, second from left, and Malia, left, listen to performances during the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in 2014. Credit Jabin Botsford/The New York Times   “We’re going to have little brown kids in the White House,” said my husband. I squeezed his hand, speechless. A knot had formed in my throat. It was Nov. 4, 2008, and Barack Obama faced us for the first time as our president-elect, nodding his head slowly, as if acknowledging the weight, the majesty, of the moment. We knew he was imperfect. Over the next eight years, we watched him navigate an increasingly fractious geopolitical atmosphere; fretted when he offered no easy answers. His landmark achievements — the stimulus bill, Obamacare, the Paris climate accord, diplomatic relations with Cuba — none of these passed without severe backlash. Yet at no point in time did we question his unwavering devotion to us. In him, we saw ourselves: brown, othered. Mr. Obama’s presidency was the living embodiment of a dream we were once promised. If we could live in a world where he was president, maybe America saw, respected, even loved us. For a brief, magical time, that “maybe” felt like reality. BEVERLY TAN MURRAY, Miami Despite his admirable, almost superhuman restraint, I will sadly remember President Obama’s tragic moment of self-indulgence, the night he skewered Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner. For all the times the president courageously bit his lip in the face of unfair and often hateful criticism, he chose that one time to get even. We are now paying the price for that personal moment of revenge. I will sincerely miss President Obama, but I cannot forgive him for putting himself before the country that one time. He knew better. When they go low, we go high. Always. TOM SEIGEL, Weston, Conn. Making gays “feel truly at home” Barack Obama is the first president to make openly gay and lesbian men and women and transgender individuals feel truly at home in our national government. Hundreds of openly gay and lesbian men and women now serve in important positions throughout the federal government in cabinet agencies, in the judiciary, as United States attorneys and as ambassadors. Pride organizations can be found at the Justice Department, the C.I.A. and elsewhere. The president also ably worked with Congress in the bipartisan repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” My earnest hope is that the president-elect and the new Congress will embrace this historic legacy. RICK VALELLY, Swarthmore, Pa. The writer is a professor of political science at Swarthmore College. Four years ago, I was a young, brooding, biracial (Mexican-Palestinian) man trying to find myself and my place in America. All of this, while adjusting from West to East Coast culture and reconnecting with my Muslim father, a foreign government official, whose absence was ever present. President Obama went down an almost identical path, giving me both the road map to navigate through my own journey and the destination itself — a role in his administration. It is because of him that I finally found my place in America. AMMAR CAMPA-NAJJAR, San Diego The writer was a public affairs officer in the Department of Labor.                                      Photo   President Obama gets a high five from a member of the military at Bagram Air Base after a meeting with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan in 2012. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times I will remember Barack Obama as a basically good man who overplayed his hand his first two years in office and was ineffectual the rest of his term. A politician who considers himself above the down-and-dirty “politics” of the job isn’t going to get much done. And his foreign policy decisions will haunt the world for years to come. STEVE CRESCENZO, Chicago “Mr. Obama never lost faith” Although President Obama’s major policy achievements — passage of the Affordable Care Act and the Iran nuclear deal — are now in danger under a Republican president and Congress, there can be no erasing the moral standards he established. No president in modern American history has faced such venomous (and unwarranted) political opposition from his first day in office. Yet in the face of such hostility (some with racial overtones), Mr. Obama never lost faith in his countrymen and always acted on behalf of the many rather than the few. He rescued the economy, led international efforts to slow climate change, and struck at terrorists from the skies to minimize American casualties. He took important steps to protect the environment. Sadly, he was unable to pass immigration reform or gun-control measures, but not for lack of trying. He opened new doors to the Pacific Rim, but he blinked when he should have punished the Syrian government for using chemical weapons. Though he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he did not forge a single peace agreement. Despite making only incremental progress, Mr. Obama will long remain inspirational — his intelligence, grace, compassion and eloquence offering a beacon to a troubled world. DANIEL BERNSTEIN, Sacramento A memorable part of President Obama’s legacy will be of a man who knew how to laugh at himself. It’s not that he didn’t take the job seriously. He was serious about his responsibilities to all of us. But he also knew that much of what he had to deal with each day wasn’t earth-shattering stuff. It was ceremonial or trivial, and he soldiered his way through it. He was also a very committed family man. He partnered with his wife, Michelle, to keep his daughters largely out of public scrutiny. He maintained his family’s values, like the dinner hour spent together. In so many ways, he was easy to relate to, even though none of us had lived a life that was in any way comparable to his. I will miss him! JULIE KING, Bloomington, Ind.                                                                                                         Photo     President Obama and Michelle Obama walk down Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day in 2009. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times I was 8 years old when President Obama took office in 2009. I watched the inauguration all the adults in my life were calling “historic.” I might not have understood exactly why, but I knew that day in history mattered, and maybe not just because of his race. President Obama would be the one to make our government feel human to me. He warmed up the cold bureaucracy of Washington, he made me feel like my government was on my side, and he personally was working tirelessly just for me. Here was a president who delivered arguably the funniest White House Correspondents Dinner speech ever, here was a dad who made jokes that made me groan out of sympathy for Malia and Sasha. Here was the leader who never seemed to give up. His legacy to me is his tireless warmth, his unfailing optimism and his belief that government is good. ELLA PETERSON, Moorestown, N.J. “The folly of Obamacare” I will remember President Obama as the man who caused enormous financial hardship to my family through the ill-conceived Affordable Care Act. We have struggled for the past two years to meet premiums and co-payments for health insurance coverage that did not meet even our most basic needs. Our premiums and deductibles totaled $18,528 in 2016. It has adversely affected our ability to live, save and plan for a comfortable retirement. For me, any other positives of the Obama presidency have been overshadowed by the folly of Obamacare.TULA KAVADIAS, Munster, Ind.Because of President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding, I got my dream job working for the State of New York and am able to do meaningful work that makes a difference every day. The money and security from that job allowed my husband and me to finally start our family after 10 years of marriage and to buy a better home. President Obama made the American dream come true for me, and I will forever be grateful.KATHERINE KIYANITSA, AlbanyI have many good memories of President Obama, but the best was just a dream. We were in the White House kitchen, washing dishes. “People don’t realize that this is the biggest part of the job,” he told me as he handed me another dish to dry. “Every day, you gotta take care of the necessary things.” And he smiled, letting me know he no more minded tending to tedious details like that, than about handling the big problems. He’s the only president I’ve ever dreamed about, and it was often. He always came as a friend. Sometimes he let me know he had my back. Sometimes I told him I had his. And how much I appreciated all he has done.SANDRA LYNN SPARKS, Mount Airy, Ga. “An exemplary husband and father” I will remember Barack Obama as the most admirable man to hold the office of the presidency in my lifetime (70 years). My admiration has nothing to do with his policy successes or failures. No, my admiration is based on his deportment as a human being. He is an exemplary husband and father; he treats others with respect; he pursues the greater good over personal gain; his actions are guided by strong ethical and moral convictions; he receives criticism with grace and equanimity; he has a disarming sense of humor; he is resilient; he finds joy in living; he is stubbornly hopeful and optimistic. In short, he is the human being I have always endeavored to become. BOB GUELICH, Edina, Minn. Having voted for President Obama twice, I have become more and more discouraged by both his domestic and foreign policies. The Affordable Care Act has been a well-predicted disaster. The stimulus package was mostly squandered without a noticeable upward effect. On the foreign front, we have seen Mr. Obama’s laughable Syrian red line; his “reset” button with Russia, which turned that country into an enemy; his endless war in Afghanistan; the disastrous nuclear agreement with Iran; and, the most serious of his failures, allowing North Korea to possess nuclear arms and delivery systems that pose an existential threat to the United States. No wonder Donald Trump won. ALAN J. RUDE, New York “Unquestionably cool”                                        Photo   President Obama at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington in 2014. Credit Jabin Botsford/The New York Times Watching President Obama at the Kennedy Center Honors show on television every December has reliably put a lump in my throat. The way he grinned, and grooved, and shook his head in time with the music, eyes closed, and mouthed the words — unquestionably cool. But the lump came from seeing his palpable pleasure in the extraordinary range of talent being celebrated, the diversity of Americans’ creativity on glorious display. ABIGAIL PESSEN, New York My heart is truly heavy as President Obama leaves office. His intellect, strength, sense of humor and demonstrated love of his family have filled that empty space in my heart for someone who looks like me who could stand as a public model to the country of the best in my community. Yes, we have millions of others like him in my community — alas, unsung heroes who are sidelined by the media’s constant barrage of negative, stereotyped characterizations of African-American men. So for me, his legacy is the fact that my family, and I’m sure others like mine, will be able to tell the story of an African-American man with courage and grit who served as president of the United States — without a hint of scandal — for eight years. He rose above efforts to delegitimize his presence from day one and managed an economic turnaround. I can say that and much more to my grandchildren. Thank you, Mr. President. CAROL M. TAYLOR, Falls Village, Conn. I will always remember President Obama for his eloquence and the way he could move an audience, as well as for his compassion and empathy. Breaking into “Amazing Grace” at the funeral of those gunned down at Emanuel A.M.E. Church. Offering up words of healing at the funeral of Dallas police officers. Honoring those killed and injured with Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona. Crying with the families of Sandy Hook. And inspiring audiences here and abroad with uplifting messages of hope and respect for American values. MARY E. PRIER, Norfolk, Va. Before Obamacare, I went nine straight years without health insurance. I was fairly healthy and the cost of insurance was too high. So when the individual mandate forced me to buy health insurance, I reluctantly signed up and received a generous subsidy on my health plan. Then I had a stroke and the insurance covered 100 percent of the hospital and related medical costs. I received excellent care and have completely recovered. But that’s not how I will best remember President Obama. I will remember him as a rock-solid decision maker. I always had confidence that he would always do the right thing. There is no one on this earth that I respect more. ROBERT PUTNAM, Placerville, Calif. “One of our great presidents” I’m a Southern white woman who, before October, had been a registered Republican for 40 years. I will remember President Obama as the most ethical, brilliant, caring president in my lifetime. Hands down. He restored dignity and trust in the United States when the world regarded us with disdain and suspicion after the Iraq war. He made us look at ourselves and question how we could continue trying to justify withholding basic rights to other Americans. He insisted that health care wasn’t a luxury and that all people should be treated fairly. He called out hypocrisy, asking people not to hide behind religious fervor to prop up prejudices. I have no doubt that history will show that President Obama was one of our greatest presidents. LISA BROOKING, New Orleans                                                                                                  Photo    President Obama boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, in 2015. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times   Barack Obama reminds me of what it is to be a grown-up, when it is often the case that there are few grown-ups in the room. When there’s glory to be had, he doesn’t claim it all for himself. When there’s blame to be identified, he takes his share rather than trying to unload it all on someone else. When there’s a problem to be solved, he consults the opinions of others; he does his homework; he understands that every issue is part of an ecology of the whole, one thing relating to all the others in some way that needs to be discerned. He works more than one step ahead. He is capable of empathy, sympathy, compassion, patience and personal discipline. I will miss him terribly. RONALD P. BYARS, Lexington, Ky. I will remember President Obama as a historic first black president, with class and intellect and humor and grace. He is a president I was proud of. He moved forward on the progressive social issues that I strongly believe in. In the end though, I will remember him most as the president who betrayed Israel by abstaining from the United Nations resolution that will embolden the Palestinians to continue to reject any and all prospects of peace with Israel. EVE BIRNBAUM, Tel Aviv What I will remember and miss the most about President Obama is watching the working of his mind. Every time the president spoke you could just see his vast and extraordinary intelligence in his eyes and on his face. I always felt I was actually watching that extraordinary brain of his in motion. MARGOT HEAD, New York News Credit: The New York Times
President Obama at a memorial service at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn., for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Credit Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
President Obama at a memorial service at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn., for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Credit Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Barack Obama did not go out quietly. His unquiet final acts were, in part, overshadowed by a successor who refused to come in quietly and, in part, by Obama’s own endless, sentimental farewell tour. But there was nothing nostalgic or sentimental about Obama’s last acts. Two of them were simply shocking.

Perhaps we should have known. At the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, he joked about whether he had a bucket list: “Well, I have something that rhymes with bucket list.”

Turns out, he wasn’t kidding. Commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, one of the great traitors of our time, is finger-in-the-eye willfulness. Obama took 28 years off the sentence of a soldier who stole and then released through WikiLeaks almost half a million military reports, plus another quarter-million State Department documents.

The cables were embarrassing; the military secrets were almost certainly deadly. They jeopardized the lives not just of American soldiers on two active fronts — Iraq and Afghanistan — but of locals who were, at great peril, secretly aiding and abetting us. After Manning’s documents release, the Taliban “went on a killing spree” (according to intelligence sources quoted by Fox News) of those who fit the description of individuals working with the United States.

Moreover, we will be involved in many shadowy conflicts throughout the world. Locals will have to choose between us or our enemies. Would you choose a side that is so forgiving of a leaker who betrays her country — and you?

Even the word “leaker” is misleading. Leak makes it sound like a piece of information a whistleblower gives Woodward and Bernstein to expose misdeeds in high office. This was nothing of the sort. It was the indiscriminate dumping of a mountain of national security secrets certain to bring harm to American troops, allies and interests.

Obama considered Manning’s 35-year sentence excessive. On the contrary. It was lenient. Manning could have been — and in previous ages, might well have been — hanged for such treason. Now she walks after seven years.

What makes this commutation so spectacularly in-your-face is its hypocrisy. Here is a President who spent weeks banging the drums over the harm inflicted by WikiLeaks with its release of stolen materials and emails during the election campaign. He demanded a report immediately. He imposed sanctions on Russia. He preened about the sanctity of the American political process.

Over what? What exactly was released? A campaign chairman’s private emails and Democratic National Committee chatter, i.e. campaign gossip, backbiting, indiscretions and cynicism. The usual stuff, embarrassing but not dangerous. No national security secrets, no classified material, no exposure of anyone to harm, just to ridicule and opprobrium.

The other last-minute Obama bombshell occurred four weeks earlier when, for the first time in nearly a half-century, the United States abandoned Israel on a crucial Security Council resolution, allowing the passage of a condemnation that will plague both Israel and its citizens for years to come. After eight years of reassurance, Obama seized the chance — free of political accountability for himself and his potential Democratic successor — to do permanent damage to Israel. (The U.S. has no power to reverse the Security Council resolution.)

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. who went on to be a great Democratic senator, once argued passionately that in the anti-American, anti-democratic swamp of the UN, America should act unwaveringly in opposition and never give in to the jackals. Obama joined the jackals.

Why? To curry favor with the international left? After all, Obama leaves office as a relatively young man of 55. His next chapter could very well be as a leader on the international stage, perhaps at the UN (secretary-general?) or some transnational (ostensibly) human rights organization. What better demonstration of bona fides than a gratuitous attack on Israel? Or the about-face on Manning and WikiLeaks? Or the freeing of a still unrepentant Puerto Rican terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera, also pulled off with three days remaining in his presidency.

A more likely explanation, however, is that these are acts not of calculation but of authenticity. This is Obama being Obama. He leaves office as he came in: a man of the left, but possessing the intelligence and discipline to suppress his more radical instincts. As of Nov. 9, 2016, suppression was no longer necessary.

We’ve just gotten a glimpse of his real self. From now on, we shall see much more of it.
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Barack Obama did not go out quietly.
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The industry’s power players had started to take White House access for granted. Now they find themselves on the wrong end of the president's tweet storms—and shaken that they might not understand America at all.
It was not supposed to be like this, a defeated army sitting on the floor of an empty sound stage grasping for a chance at political impact. This was the class of people who were supposed to have a reserved seat at the table at Hillary Clinton’s first White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Now, like the deep-pocketed celebrities and industry titans who by one reliable estimate had raised some $60 million for her candidacy here, they were suddenly out in the cold. On the floor.
The new relationship between Hollywood and the incoming White House was on stark display this month when Meryl Streep took to the stage at the Golden Globes to say—without naming the incoming president—that Trump’s mocking of a disabled reporter “broke my heart,” and Trump fired back in the New York Times and on Twitter, calling the three-time Oscar winner “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood,” and just another of the “liberal movie people” he’d expect to attack him.
A cadre of megastars and megadonors that had counted on four or eight more years of Access Washington, that has been happily benefiting from the psychic and social rewards of the increasing intermingling of celebrity culture and Democratic politics, suddenly found the door to the White House slammed squarely in its face.
And the rejection came with an extra, and especially scary, sting: It turned out that the industry supposedly known for having its finger on the popular pulse didn’t understand America—“red America,” the “real America,” the “rest of America”—at all.
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The industry’s power players had started to take White House access for granted. Now they find themselves on the wrong end of the president's tweetstorms—and shaken that they might not understand America at all.
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President-elect Trump can communicate with US directly without the mainstream media middlemen. We, the people don't need their analysis nor interpretation of what President-elect Trump says. WE, the people can analyze and interpret ourselves.

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obama laughs at his own jokes | Watch Obama laugh at his own jokes, President Obama Attacks, Roasts Donald Trump at White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016, President Barack Obama got one more chance to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner — but it was Donald Trump who got the biggest roasting.
During his eighth and final appearance at the event it looked as if Obama was going to finish his speech having largely left the brash billionaire out of his jokes. But as expected Obama got the last laugh.
“We weren’t just going to stop there! Come on! Although I am a little hurt that he’s not here tonight. We had so much fun the last time,” Obama joked.
“It is surprising. You’ve got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras and he says no. Is this dinner too tacky for the Donald? What could he possibly be doing instead? Is he at home, eating a Trump steak? Tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel? What’s he doing?,” Obama asked the crowd of guests.
“The Republican establishment is incredulous that he is their most likely nominee. Incredulous! Shocking! They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president.
“But, in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world — Miss Sweden, Miss Argentina, Miss Azerbaijan.
“And there’s one area where Donald’s experience could be invaluable and that is in closing Guantanamo, because Trump knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground.”
Obama told the guests that despite having much more material on Trump he would finish his jibes there.
“I don’t want to spend too much time on the Donald. Following your lead, I want to show some restraint. Because I think we can all agree that, from the start, he’s gotten the appropriate amount of coverage, befitting the seriousness of his candidacy. I hope y’all are proud of yourselves!,” he said.

“The guy wanted to give his hotel business a boost and now we’re praying that Cleveland makes it through July.”
And Obama, who turned comedian for the night, left the room in stitches when he finished his speech and dropped his microphone on the floor.
4/30/2016 President Obama and Larry Wilmore at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner The annual White House correspondents’ dinner—the last of Barack Obama’s presidency—will take place Saturday night.

As he does every year, Obama will speak and tell jokes. Comedian Larry Wilmore will host the event, and he has said he’s looking forward to taking on the challenge of hosting Obama’s last dinner and using the 2016 presidential race as comedic inspiration. Wilmore and other celebrities have also predicted that Republican frontrunner Donald Trump will be the subject of many of the evening’s jokes. C-SPAN's coverage of the 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner features guest red carpet arrivals, interviews on preparations for the event, as well as remarks by President Obama and The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore.
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