Would Obama have defeated Trump if he ran for a third term?
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Would Obama have defeated Trump if he ran for a third term?

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In much of the analysis of Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton for President of the United States, it was pointed out Trump won over people who previously voted for Barack Obama. Clinton, for whatever reason, just didn't sell them on voting for her ticket. President Obama said he is "confident" that if he had been running, it would have been a decisive victory for the Democrats. But Trump is a political force Obama never had to deal with. So who do you think would win?

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In an interview with David Axelrod for his podcast "The Axe Files," Barack Obama says he could have beaten Trump and argued for a more progressive platform. 

"I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it."

Trump isn't having it. And while he would have changed his strategy, he could have taken Obama. The only reason Obama is speaking up like this is because he knows the Trump election is a referendum on his policies.

Obama is going to go down as one of the greatest presidents of all-time. He came in during a financial crisis, saved the auto-industry, got us Obamacare, got rid of Osama Bin Laden and restored the international standing of the U.S. And that's without even talking about his oratory skills. He would have run circles around Trump in a debate.

Hillary thought she had it in the bag too. 

Obama was a bit of a populist himself.

This was about taking America back.

It wouldn't have mattered who you put against Trump. It was a year for cleaning house and picking a new guard. The people were sick of the status quo. 

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