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Obama: 'I Wouldn't Vote for Me' if I Watched Fox News

Obama: 'I Wouldn't Vote for Me' if I Watched Fox News
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By    |   Friday, 01 December 2017 11:05 AM

Former President Barack Obama said Friday that he wouldn't vote for himself if he listened to Fox News' coverage of him and his fellow Democrats.

"Those who watch Fox News and those who read The New York Times occupy completely different realities," he said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, The Hill reported. "If I watch Fox News, I wouldn't vote for me. I would watch it and say, 'Who is that guy [Obama]?' This character Barack was portrayed in weird ways. It is all edited and shaped. ... The point is, you get multiple realities."

President Donald Trump has repeatedly defended Fox News, which is generally positive about his presidency, over other news outlets like CNN and the Times.

The former president also was asked at the event if Disney cartoon character Donald Duck better represents America than Trump.

"Let me say this — the thing I love about America and the thing, I assume, you love about India, is just this cacophony of life and it throws up all kinds of variety," he said, The Hollywood Reporter quoted. "And there are political trends in America that I don't agree with and abide by, but I recognize them as part of a running thread in American life."

He added that "one of the joys and one of the frustrations is that it can be contradictory. We can be very kind [and] there are times when we are cruel and short-sighted. ... But what I take heart from is the fact that the trend lines of America are similar to the trend lines of the world, which are for more kindness, more inclusion, more health, more education, more equality."

Obama ended his remarks with a message of hope for young people.

"I always say to young people who would come to the White House or when I was traveling, as bad as the news is everyday, understand that if you had to choose a moment in human history in which to be born ... where you had the best chance to have a good life, it would be this moment right now," he said. "We shouldn't take for granted what we have to pass on to young people."

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