Your opinion of Obama does not have to change if you do not want to change it. But at some point you have to accept the bottom line facts at the center of every disagreement with one another. Everyone can find their own reasons to admire or criticize the actions of these presidents and sometimes it is interesting to speculate on the what if's by the actions not taken and why such as NAFTA, the Paris Accords, Iran, etc. People have said that Clinton wished that he had a war during his administration from which he could have acted upon and have it recorded as part of his legacy. You talk about how bad things were when Obama took office but the actions that he did once he took office have been questioned on historical grounds for the results. Maybe if Obama had done what President Trump has done, the results would have been similar or better to what President Trump has accomplished. But the bottom line is that if President Trump surpasses President Obama in four years or less, then why President Obama could not have done the same or better in eight years is a fair question.
I have said this before, but I can understand looking at the conditions that were present when Obama took the office as being a formidable task to overcome. But I don't think people look at the renegotiation of NAFTA, and trade with China and the re-positioning of our financial and military resources in the world, with the same objectivity.
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