Obama Says He Knew Americans Were Angry Before Election



ABC News
Did President Obama recognize the anger and frustration among the American people before the election of Donald Trump?

"Of course, I did," Obama said today in a news conference in Athens, Greece.

The president sought to make the case that "globalization combined with technology" has led to populist movements on both the liberal and conservative ends of the political spectrum throughout the world, but on display most recently in the U.S. election.

The president defended his time in office, in responding to the Great Recession, and said that "time will tell" whether the change now sought in this election will be popular in application, also contending that most of those who voted for Trump are better off today than when he came to office.