Barack Obama just revealed what we can all learn from Donald Trump

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  • And it’s spot on.

    Donald Trump will go down in history as one of the most unpopular presidents ever, with his approval rating plummeting in the past year.

    What has Trump achieved in the past year as President? Well, a lot. He has almost started a nuclear war, caused a spike in hate crime and threatened women’s reproductive rights.

    It’s the outrageous Donald Trump quotes however that have really got him in hot water.

    Whether he’s quoting Elle Woods from Legally Blonde in his commencement speech (yes, that really happened), getting far too invested in Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s relationship or wishing his ‘many enemies’ a happy new year, the 71-year-old never fails to get himself in trouble.

    And last week was no exception, with the White House yet again finding itself having to defend Trump’s online activity, after he retweeted posts from far-right organisation, Britain First.

    Barack Obama


    According to Barack Obama however, there is something that we can actually learn from the president – how not to post online.

    ‘Think before you tweet,’ Barack announced to the crowd at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi. ‘Don’t say the first thing that pops into your head. Have a bit of an edit function.’

    ‘All these various platforms are extraordinarily powerful tools,’ Obama said of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. ‘And those tools can be used for good and those tools can be used for ill.’

    ‘I think it’s important to be mindful of both the power of these tools but also its limits,’ he explained, going on to take a dig at Trump by saying that he [Obama] has ‘more [followers] than other people who use it more often.’

    ‘Your mother and father knew better. Listen to them. Don’t do things like that. Think before you speak, think before you tweet.’

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