On the heels of completion of his second term as President of the United States and the display of what appears to be a surge in confidence and fearlessness, Barack Obama set the record straight when he sat down with Bill Simmons for an interview with GQ addressing everything from the Ferguson tragedy to raising teenage daughters with the possibility of dating and why he can handle anything that comes his way. Checkout a few highlights below.
On the Ferguson tragedy and if he wished he’d handled it differently:
You know, the challenge of Ferguson and all issues related to police shootings, race, and the criminal justice system is that in order to actually get something done, you have to build consensus, expressing simple outrage without follow up is often counterproductive.
On being fearless in leadership and in life:
There’s no doubt that the longer I’m in this job, the more confident I am about the decisions I making it more knowledgeable about the responses I can expect. Not only do you not look like you have any fear, but you actually don’t have any fear. And I don’t at this point.
On raising teen girls in a social media world:
It’s so interesting watching my daughters. Both are complete ninjas on the phone, right? And they can do things that I don’t even understand they’re doing it in two seconds.
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