President Obama Addresses Daughters After Trump’s Win: “You Don’t Get Into A Fetal Position About It”
President Barack Obama is no different from any parent who had to prepare their children for life under Donald Trump’s administration.
According to the New Yorker, POTUS got candid with his daughters Malia and Sasha about their chances of running into hate in the days ahead. “What I say to them is that people are complicated,” he began. “Societies and cultures are really complicated. . . . This is not mathematics; this is biology and chemistry. These are living organisms, and it’s messy.”
Yet, in true Obama fashion, Mr. Hope didn’t let his faith for a better nation waiver, although he reminded his daughters it will take a conscientious effort to make it happen.
“Your job as a citizen and as a decent human being is to constantly affirm and lift up and fight for treating people with kindness and respect and understanding,” he continued. “And you should anticipate that at any given moment there’s going to be flare-ups of bigotry that you may have to confront, or may be inside you and you have to vanquish. And it doesn’t stop. . . . You don’t get into a fetal position about it. You don’t start worrying about apocalypse. You say, O.K., where are the places where I can push to keep it moving forward.”
Check out the New Yorker’s full profile on POTUS here.