Just days before the end of his administration, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama are the cover stars of People Magazine’s latest edition.
Despite campaigning tirelessly for Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton to succeed him, it was just not to be as Donald Trump won the Presidential elections. Barack and Michelle spoke on their disappointment as well as the importance of accepting the outcome.
“This is a big, complicated country. And history doesn’t move in a straight line,” he says. “It zigs and zags, and it goes backwards and forwards. So you can never just say, ‘All right, we’re finished with that.’ The battle to be vigilant, on behalf of kindness and tolerance and fairness and equality, that’s a day-to-day thing that each of us is responsible for. That doesn’t change because of one election. It’s something that has to be tended to all the time.”