Obama tells NPR he re­ceives taunts from Trump sup­port­ers

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dave Boyer

Pres­i­dent Obama said Mon­day that he’s re­ceived let­ters from Don­ald Trump sup­port­ers gloat­ing that Amer­ica is “great again.”

“There’s been some let­ters that say, ‘I am so glad you’re get­ting out of here. Good rid­dance. You’ve been a hor­ri­ble pres­i­dent,’” Mr. Obama said in a widerang­ing in­ter­view broad­cast by NPR.

The pres­i­dent said he usu­ally writes back. Mr. Obama also said he has re­ceived let­ters from young His­pan­ics and Mus­lims who are wor­ried about the elec­tion out­come.

“The let­ters that worry me most are let­ters from ei­ther teach­ers or stu­dents them­selves, where they say, ‘I’m in a ma­jor­ity Latino school, and I’m teach­ing third-graders, and a child will go up to a teacher and say, ‘Why don’t peo­ple like me?’” Mr. Obama said. “Or a Mus­lim col­lege stu­dent who starts think­ing that there’s no place for her in this coun­try that she loves. Those are the most wor­ri­some, and those are ones where I re­spond and say that you have to have faith in the ba­sic good­ness of this coun­try and that it out­weighs the bad.”

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