Obama: If I Watched Fox News, I Wouldn’t Vote For Me

The Hill reports:

Former President Barack Obama joked Friday that if he watched Fox News, he wouldn’t have voted for himself. Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, Obama took shots at the network, which is widely criticized for its negative coverage of Democrats.

“If I watch Fox News, I wouldn’t vote for me,” he said. “I would watch it and say who is that guy? This character Barack was portrayed in weird ways. It is all edited and shaped. The point is, you get multiple realities.”

President Trump has repeatedly praised Fox News’ coverage throughout his campaign and presidency, while slamming other networks like CNN as “fake news.”

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Thapar concluded the session by testing Obama’s diplomatic skills with a question about Trump and one of Walt Disney’s most iconic characters. “There are two Donalds in America – Donald Trump and Donald Duck. Which of them represents the real America?”

As laughter subsided, Obama chose his words carefully, saying: “Let me say this – the thing I love about America and the thing, I assume, you love about India, is just this cacophony of life [that these countries have] and it throws up all kinds of variety. And there are political trends in America that I don’t agree with and abide by, but I recognize them as part of a running thread in American life.”