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US rivals already see a weakened country they think can be exploited: Obama

Obama said that America's deepening divisions are driven in part by the different mindset of Trump's supporters and the conservative media that feeds those views

“My advice to President Trump is, if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it’s time for you to do the same thing,” Obama said
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“My advice to President Trump is, if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it’s time for you to do the same thing,” Obama said

Bill Allison | Bloomberg
America’s adversaries, even before the contentious U.S. election aftermath, had seen a weakened country given “cleavages in the body politic” that they think they can exploit, former President Barack Obama said.
Obama spoke on CBS’s “60 Minutes” about the unusual moment for the U.S., in which Democrat Joe Biden is the president-elect but President Donald Trump has refused to concede he lost the Nov. 3 election.

“When your time is up then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego, and your own interests, and your own disappointments,” Obama said. “My advice to President Trump

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First Published: Nov 16 2020 | 8:38 AM IST

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