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Obama: ‘Everybody Can Tweet’ — That Doesn’t Mean You Know How To Lead


Tuesday in in Charlotte, NC, for the first time President Barack Obama campaigned with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and took a veiled shot at Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump’s prolific use of social media.

Obama said, “I am here to tell you that the truth is, nobody fully understands the challenges of the job of president until you’ve actually sat at that desk. Everybody’s got an opinion, but nobody actually knows the job until you’re sitting behind the desk. Everybody can tweet, but nobody actually knows what it takes to do the job until you sit behind the desk. I mean, Sasha tweets, but she doesn’t think that she, thereby, should be sitting behind the desk. So, you can’t fully understand what it means to make life-and-death decisions until you’ve done it. That’s the truth. But I can tell you this, Hillary Clinton has been tested. She has seen up close what’s involved in making those decisions. She has participated in the meetings in which those decisions have been made. She’s seen the consequences of things working well and things not working well, and there has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office than Hillary Clinton. And that’s the truth. That’s the truth.”

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