Arguing that these young men were "dangerous" and "often deliberately and casually cruel", Obama in his book wrote empathetically that he still wanted "somehow to save them-send them to school, give them a trade, drain them of the hate that had been filling their heads".
However, the former US President said that he had never been to India before his Presidential visit in 2010, but the country had "always held a special place in my imagination".
Former US President Barack Obama does not have a single positive view on Pakistan in his latest memoir "A Promised Land". "Given all the time I'd missed with the girls over years of campaigning and legislative sessions, I cherished the normal "dad stuff" that much more". "And one of the great responsibilities of the presidency is to listen when they do".
"The fact that she put up with it and forgave me was an act of grace that I am grateful for", Obama had said. "I was hurt and disappointed-but the votes had been counted and Donald Trump had won".
"And so all of those things, I think, added up, particularly since she wasn't the one who chose this life".
"I expected my most hard call to be with Pakistan's beleaguered president, Asif Ali Zardari, who would surely face a backlash at home over our violation of Pakistani sovereignty", he stated in the book. "To find out it is the only thing the White House press corps is interested in when we are still in the middle of wars, we still got terrorist attacks, we got huge budget issues that we're trying to resolve, we're still in an economic crisis and this is what you want to talk about?!"
It is in this light that Michelle urged Trump to put the country first and to respect results of an election. So in honor of my book, A Promised Land, coming out tomorrow, I thought I'd put together a playlist with some of those songs.
Just like ex-president George W. Bush and her wife Laura Bush ushered them (Obama and Michelle) at the White House in 2009, Michelle said, as a tradition, she invited Trump's wife Melania at her official residence and chatted with her on what to expect during her stay.
"Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband and that had put my family in danger". To pretend yes, to follow these unfounded conspiracy theories, whether for personal or political gain, is to endanger the health and safety of our country.