Barack Obama: The 2020 60 Minutes interview

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The former president shares the advice he would give President Trump, his thoughts on the killing of George Floyd, and what's behind the divisions in Washington and across the U.S. Scott Pelley reports.
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Marco Ponts
Marco Ponts - Time siden
I find it very interesting how in the beginning he calls Russia and China "adversaries".
Raphael Metayer
Raphael Metayer - 3 timer siden
I still vote for all politicians to drop dead.
Clare Welter
Clare Welter - 4 timer siden
I really like the way he thinks. President Obama will always give hope to this nation.
patjcoan - 6 timer siden
We need obama back
Drxtpv2 AndDvl2
Drxtpv2 AndDvl2 - 8 timer siden
this former President is my all life and probably my generations best president in the whole world believe me
sirnick88 - 9 timer siden
"There have been worse presidential transitions than 2020..."
Jan 6th 2021: oh we're not done, hold my overcooked steak and side of ketchup.
chasingfear666 - 16 timer siden
"Politics is not a cage match." That's unfortunate.. I would pay good money to see Obama beat the orange wig off Chumps five gallon bucket head. It would look like Sugar Ray Vs. Butter Bean
Shotta Shabazz
Shotta Shabazz - 20 timer siden
I wish he could run for one more term. I hope he is schooling Biden and given him some hindsight 20/20 Game on being President.
Pierre Antione Rogers Sr.
The same injustice today is the same injustice of yesteryear. Nothing being new under the sun slapping today's insurrectionist with light penalties or facing no charges at all reminds us of the Roman insurrectionist prisoner Barabbas whom facing the death penalty Pontius Pilate "pardoned" released from custody, giving the generation of viperous people what they desired chosing MAN over GOD bared witness to the prophesied birth/fulfilled life/predestined death and righteous resurrection of the SON of GOD YESHUA JESUS the CHIRST our LORD and SAVIOR who demonstrated infinite authority/power over all things seen and unseen was falsely accused of treason and unjustly crucified thus following the pattern of a broken judicial criminal justice system where criminalizing the innocent is justified. Another mesmerizing case of when great isn't good enough.
Samsam Hassan
Samsam Hassan - Dag siden
I am not a big Obama fan, although I think he has plenty of charisma and class, but will agree with one thing he said. “The country was better off when I left than when I came in”. Not exactly transformative presidency, but that much is true!
Rose House
Rose House - Dag siden
I have seen an article posted on Facebook that says that President Obama has been asked by the Nobel Committee to return his Peace prize. Is this true?
Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, said today that President Obama “really ought to consider” returning his Nobel Peace Prize Medal immediately, including the “really nice” case it came in.Jagland, flanked by the other four members of the Committee, said they’d never before asked for the return of a Peace Prize, “even from a damnable war-criminal like Kissinger,” but that the 10% drawdown in US troops in Afghanistan the President announced last week capped a period of “non-Peace-Prize-winner-type behavior” in 2011. “Guantanamo’s still open. There’s bombing Libya. There’s blowing bin Laden away rather than putting him on trial. Now a few US troops go home, but the US will be occupying Afghanistan until 2014 and beyond. Don’t even get me started on Yemen!”
Damir - Dag siden
Classy guy
I am a fairly conservative republican but I have to say this ... Obama was a good President. So eloquent and composed. This America is how a President behaves and speaks.
He doesn’t get up and walk out of the interview just because he doesn’t like the questions being asked. Very good Sir.
jerry P.
jerry P. - Dag siden
Great to see you president Obama. ❤❤ I'm sure President Biden will be doing a great job.. I'm very proud to be a Democrat.. proud of Presidents like President OBAMA, JFK, JBJ, FDR.
Christen Wang
Christen Wang - Dag siden
The jobless spleen conservatively lock because december spectacularly develop against a economic italy. acceptable, annoyed blue
richard belisle
richard belisle - Dag siden
Keep them dumb....then the old magic trick works....look at this hand while I take your watch with the other...
Bint Saeed
Bint Saeed - Dag siden
Why dont they question him about war in Afghanistan and the killing of thousands of innocents on a fake war on terror..?
Se7en SunnyDay Real Estate
Barack Obama was America’s best president, I don’t see another president like him as charismatic, intelligent and cool coming along for a long time. I hope though.
Anshuman Kumar
Anshuman Kumar - Dag siden
Abraham Lincoln? FDR? John Adams?
Lenin Franco
Lenin Franco - 2 dager siden
13k dislikes from the proud girls and MAGA maggots.
Remell Watson
Remell Watson - 2 dager siden
Bolts and variety of nuts can save a life.
Matthew Warland
Matthew Warland - 2 dager siden
I'm from another country, but when he threw a "Mr President" at Obama, that hit me right in the feels, when a person still believes in a person this much, it still gives me hope.
Agustin Amezquita
Agustin Amezquita - 2 dager siden
We need to rewrite history books,about democracy and about the dangers of supporting a president like Donald Trump!!
Onlooker K
Onlooker K - 2 dager siden
I have to admit I miss senile Donny 😂
Norris Vickers
Norris Vickers - 23 timer siden
Golden bro
Nyiswhereibelong - 2 dager siden
I’ve always loved Obama but you can tell when he’s smirking he knows what was up he knows the election was stolen
Jay Del Moore
Jay Del Moore - 2 dager siden
16:42 he almost says "Not very bright" but changes it to "Not very well trained." Good stuff.
Thanh thao Tran
Thanh thao Tran - 2 dager siden
Diana - 2 dager siden
I’m libertarian and although my views differ from Obama’s, I have the upmost respect and admiration for him. Regardless of anyone’s views, no one can deny that Obama is intelligent, dignified, eloquent, classy, and presidential.
Chris Love
Chris Love - 2 dager siden
Admiring the way Obama lead a Values of America 🇺🇸 energy we benefited from when he was in the White House.
Jeffrey Gillespie
Jeffrey Gillespie - 2 dager siden
"Cleavages in the body politic" heheheheheh
Matthew Ernst
Matthew Ernst - 2 dager siden
I call him President Death Drone on account of him killing that US citizen instead of allowing due process. But thats just my liberal beliefs in Habeas Corpus
Robert Goggins
Robert Goggins - 2 dager siden
The U.S government can't give me one good reason, I should want to become President. I'd rather be a rap star than a President. What? That the job is boring. Control freaks and snobs enjoy that Profession. I'm a guy, who like to have fun. I don't care, what I know, or what I don't know. When I'm not on that hospital bed? I value, having as much fun as possible. It's just that simple! Why value my education when, I wasn't going to be able to put to use anyway. I have all of these certification, andi can't make any money off of it anyway. Everything went sour after winning a General Excellent Award. Now, I'm a punk; because, I don't agree with senseless murdering.
Miguel Love
Miguel Love - 2 dager siden
This drives some white people crazy?
Isabel Lacson
Isabel Lacson - 2 dager siden
The cluttered process intraorally extend because pyramid controversly float afore a flippant roof. known, opposite hate
gregory Kelsey
gregory Kelsey - 2 dager siden
He,s good...but even Bush jr. Would be refreshing. Trump is such a POS
Betty Boop
Betty Boop - 2 dager siden
President Biden will be a hoot to get this done watching trying get all Americans happy.
Gordoz Retract
Gordoz Retract - 3 dager siden
This guy is corrupted by ccp as well
The Gaming Kitchen
The Gaming Kitchen - 2 dager siden
Oh stfu
Mike Keene
Mike Keene - 3 dager siden
Could you only imagine what fox news would be saying if obama was doing the same thing trump is doing
Sunil Dhiman
Sunil Dhiman - 3 dager siden
One of the best President in US history is President Obama.
Anthony Carranza
Anthony Carranza - 3 dager siden
The colossal chief holly fancy because virgo anatomically marry astride a damp stamp. subdued, dashing fisherman
Mijali Barbagallo
Mijali Barbagallo - 3 dager siden
imagine Trump answering the same, never mind.
Onlooker K
Onlooker K - 2 dager siden
😂😂😂 He would get up and leave
Tom - 3 dager siden
Beautiful human
Noah Miller
Noah Miller - 3 dager siden
Apparently I can't reply to comments below so I'll just write one that will probably just be buried.
Obama was the last president. He understood and respected himself, his family, the country.
That was all it took for everything to fall apart. Now sadly we will require an iron fist to quell the right, sadder still I can't imagine one will ever come from the left. As it should be, of course - dictatorship has no place here. But like Germany the force will have to come from outside this time.
Just find yourself on the right side of history, having remained peaceful and caring for your family.
To the outside world, halp!!
Johnny - 3 dager siden
Blah blah I don't buy what Obama say. Every president like the power they have. Trump took it 10 steps forward. But our democracy is stronger then Trump's game. Because after all he's another president's history. Those conspirators even got smaller, the actual group. I think trump more helped them get smaller and in a way made our democracy even better, without Trump's intending to do so. after all it's not Trump's fault, it's our fault, for letting him even get to that presidency's position.
M S - 3 dager siden
i watched 60 minutes with obama from 12 years ago too. wow.
Claudia Lizama
Claudia Lizama - 3 dager siden
louise - 3 dager siden
Rafael Oviedo
Rafael Oviedo - 3 dager siden
Adversaries took advantage of our agriculture.
That's what happened too our farms during his (TRADE WAR).
I am Republican.
BS - 3 dager siden
Fweedom: 1)the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. 2) absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government. 3) the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. Hmmm...
Jackson - 3 dager siden
listening to Obama makes me realize how illiterate Trump and Biden are. Every president should be able to push their ideas as fluently as Obama does in this interview.
Jackson - Dag siden
@Eric Graham well then, in my opinion, trump and biden should also have writers. I don't care WHY he's good at speaking, I just care that he is. Having someone to turn your ideas into a coherent speech is not a bad thing. Especially when you hold the most powerful position in the world and you need to make yourself clear.
Eric Graham
Eric Graham - 2 dager siden
then you realize all of obamas speeches were written by a white harvard student, and without a teleprompter, he literally turns into a bumbling idiot. "uhhh uhh uhhh okeedokkk" lol. he was a clown.
Bryan Drewry
Bryan Drewry - 3 dager siden
Couldn't care less.
Ben David
Ben David - 3 dager siden
"The promised land" should be titled "Action Park" because he broke all his oaths to the American people to keep them safe...
Action Park
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Obamas legacy of 8 years of war left thousands dead:
President Barack Obama declared during his second inauguration speech, “We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.” However, one of the main legacies of Obama’s presidency may be that his administration further institutionalized a framework for a global “war on terrorism” with no end in sight.
Ryan Eldeb93
Ryan Eldeb93 - 3 dager siden
I sided with trump still do in someways not strictly dem or rep.. But feel what Obama is saying... I wish we could all work together fpr our common cause
Lebron James
Lebron James - 3 dager siden
Watch George Carlin’s “dumb Americans” , he exposes these crooked politicians. Timeless comedy
Lebron James
Lebron James - 3 dager siden
dannyr41524 - 3 dager siden
Trump did put us first by giving us a 2,000 stimulus check in stead of a 600.
mb32174 - 3 dager siden
You really think Donnie Orange truly wanted those checks go out to people out of the goodness of his heart or just boasting about like he would usually do with everything?
Stand Stand
Stand Stand - 3 dager siden
26,000 bombs dropped on innocent men , women and children . What a legacy .
Dean carl anthony Raising the chrism
Obhamas looking different .. perhaps a clone
生銹的感情 - 3 dager siden
what change? change what ? please tell me .
crime face law
crime face law - 4 dager siden
Such a great interview, Obama is so real, love him, God continue to bless you and your family sir Obama!
greghol - 4 dager siden
Obama sucks
Jim Wilson
Jim Wilson - 4 dager siden
He is a much better actor than Michelle.
Mike Trevino
Mike Trevino - 4 dager siden
Polar opposites. Obama-10 Trump-0
just a guy
just a guy - 4 dager siden
This came be summed up in “do you have any room to talk Obama?”
just a guy
just a guy - Dag siden
@Gezawetna telveson been 10 mins and I can’t find who asked
Gezawetna telveson
Gezawetna telveson - Dag siden
Maximum Effort
Maximum Effort - 4 dager siden
Obama is such a puppet to me now.
Bridget Engle
Bridget Engle - 4 dager siden
Releasing 5 Taliban for one deserter? I didn’t get to keep my doctor. I don’t cling to my guns and religion. I was actually born in America and my parents were married. My mother didn’t pose nude. I don’t dress up a man to pass for my wife.
Bridget Engle
Bridget Engle - 4 dager siden
Hussein Bin Laden is going backwards...
Khoa Do
Khoa Do - 4 dager siden
I hate him Obama so much much !!!
Khoa Do
Khoa Do - 4 dager siden
Obama là tên chọc gậy bánh xe làm cho tRUMP thua cuộc bầu cử năm nay 2020 ;bởi Dân chủ bát nháo xúm nahu phá TRUMP vì tư thù mất miếng ăn trong 4 năm qua.Thiệt là bọn Dân chủ trong đó có Obama đốn mạt.nước Mỹ bị đảng dân chủ mà mạt rệp luôn
jie li
jie li - 4 dager siden
The United States once again damaged china with US relationship by selling weapons to Taiwan. In response, the Chinese government decided to sell 10 billion US bonds!
Josh Foley
Josh Foley - 4 dager siden
Obama has more veiws thans biden hmm
Cj Johnson
Cj Johnson - 4 dager siden
Fake dossier Clinton paid for for a fake Russia collusion to spy on trump. Yea Obama you tainted a peaceful transition and it lead to fake investigations and hate and separation. Well done.
V A SANTIAGO - 4 dager siden
JOEBAMA is in the HOUSE.
An Gallegos
An Gallegos - 4 dager siden
Obama is so humble kind and professional. We miss you. I hope Biden is a good president like you. God bless America.
Sublime - 5 dager siden
Channel: 60 minutes
Title: 60 minutes
video: 27 minutes
Flying RC
Flying RC - 5 dager siden
Obama did nothing for the USA...but he can talk a lot of BS.
Emma John
Emma John - 5 dager siden
Talk it’s cheap.
Clifford Hamilton
Clifford Hamilton - 5 dager siden
hes so stupid. Obama couldn't run for relection.
Eric Liu
Eric Liu - 5 dager siden
He is not the honorable man I once thought. He can say all the right punch lines and inspiring words but can he address about people voicing voter fraud because people found overwhelming evidence!!! Why is the country divided? Because this election was not based on democracy!!!!!
Lucianna Guo
Lucianna Guo - 5 dager siden
Trump probably never saw that note..
vijay - 5 dager siden
why doesnt he talk about 60 lawsuits democrats filed to reduce signatures verificationa requirement and enforce mass mail in ballot without any strong protection. he acts like everything is happening as it should and only trump is lying . no wonder country is divided
GIR 93
GIR 93 - 5 dager siden
I wish he could be president for 8 more years!
D Parker
D Parker - 5 dager siden
Treasonous Traitor
Berhane Ne
Berhane Ne - 5 dager siden
So much lie !!!!!!!
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blessing Doris - 5 dager siden
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kayla •
kayla • - 5 dager siden
I miss this educated well spoken humble man. So much. Wanna scream through the tv screen come back please!
J B - 5 dager siden
Obama WON over trump.
Amanda LeMay
Amanda LeMay - 5 dager siden
So the problems lies within the senate,congress and the house,not the presidents or media
private name
private name - 5 dager siden
Barrack market crash in 2008, bailed out crooked banks, gas prices at a all time high. He also put us into wars. Forced health insurance on us. What good did he do? He was a car salesman at best.
Anthony Sanchez
Anthony Sanchez - 5 dager siden
Obama was an amazing President & he is still an amazing man!
Teddy Jam
Teddy Jam - 6 dager siden
13:37 "Two hours after Mr. Obama said that, president Trump tweeted from the white house we will win!" Trump was so delusional. Ha! 😅
Bee R
Bee R - 6 dager siden
You know your corrupt asf Obama & ya needa get locked up
Miguel Souza
Miguel Souza - 6 dager siden
He works hard to not criticize, and how rational his responses.
Patrick Tracy
Patrick Tracy - 6 dager siden
War criminal
Bettina Richardt
Bettina Richardt - 6 dager siden
Barack Obama was a brillant president.
Xk Xk
Xk Xk - 6 dager siden
Biden is selling out Blacks to help illegals out side of America 🇺🇸
NOLVER53 - 6 dager siden
Its refreshing to hear a President speak with such clarity and complete sentence structure. I miss Obama. A complete contrast to the Twitter n' Chief of the last four years.
Dawne Prudhome
Dawne Prudhome - 6 dager siden
eafwilluminati - 6 dager siden
It is amazing what some people will believe when being presented by a former president who failed at many issues during his time in office.
Naun Ruizperez
Naun Ruizperez - 6 dager siden
If i see some individual, doing wrong to others i speak .
Forget about politics.
People are dying and you say nothing .
Clarita Rojas
Clarita Rojas - 6 dager siden
Obama you are afraid of the carisma and leadership of President Donald Trump,
i understand he do a job that you never finished! You know you are the perpetrator of corruption in the electoral votes ! You wanted a thirt turned! You are speaking for your self esteem! You have hurt American!!! Sad that people are blinded with you ! You were a bad President very bad nothing that you promised was accomplished! With Donald Trump everything that he promised was done and more ! Sorry truth hurts you ! Being envy it’s immaturity ! You have disappoint USA! Now communists democratic party with joe hurting Americans more deeply!