Obama: "Now I Have The Ability To Focus On Long-Term Projects"


PRESIDENT OBAMA: Now I have the ability to focus on some long-term projects, including making sure that everybody is benefiting from this growth and not just some.

And on the international front, you know, even as we're managing ISIL and trying to roll them back and ultimately defeat them, even as we've been executing the draw down in Afghanistan in a responsible way, the moves like the Cuba diplomatic initiative are ones that I want to make sure I continue to pursue partly because, frankly, a — it's easier for a president to do at the end of his term than a new president coming in. (NPR Interview with Steve Inskeep, aired December 29, 2014)

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