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Donald Trump says he would have defeated President Barack Obama in the US Elections

Obama will be handing over the White House to trump on 20th January 2017

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Donald Trump and Barack Obama at White House. VOA

December 27, 2016: Donald Trump responded to President Obama’s claims of winning a re-election.

Trump tweeted, “”President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me…He should say that but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, IS, OCare, etc.”

According to PTI, the debate started when Obama, in an interview with CNN, said that he was confident that if he had run the elections and articulated it, he would have been able to mobilize a majority of Americans to rally behind him.

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“I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say the vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one,” he said.

Despite losing the National popular vote with a big difference, Trump defeated Clinton in the Elections. During his campaign, he railed against Obama and Clinton’s policies and portrayed himself as a change that would bring the power back to the people of America.

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He said that the democratic politicians were the founders of the Islamic states. However, after the outcome, he had been praising the president. But the statement made by Obama had reignited the flames.

After the CNN Podcast, Trump tweeted to his 17 million followers saying he would have defeated Obama.

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US laws state, that presidency is limited to two four-year terms. Obama was first elected as the president in 2008 and then re-elected in 2012.

During the US presidential elections 2016, Obama campaigned for his former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Sometimes, he would always draw more crowds than the presidential candidates.

Prepared by Diksha Arya of NewsGram. Twitter: @diksha_arya53

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We Got Trump Elected, Shouldn’t Stop Him in 2020; Says Facebook Executive

Instead, the Russians worked to exploit existing divisions in the American public for example by hosting Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter protest events in the same city on the same day

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FILE - President Donald Trump departs after speaking with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House July 17, 2019, in Washington. VOA

Facebook Vice President Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth has claimed that it was the social networking giant that got Donald Trump elected as the US President in 2016 because “he ran the single best digital ad campaign I’ve ever seen from any advertiser”.

In a memo obtained by The New York Times, the key Facebook executive in the same vein suggested that the platform with over 2.45 billion monthly active users should not use its enormous reach to block Trump’s reelection in 2020.

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“I think the answer is yes, but not for the reasons anyone thinks. He didn’t get elected because of Russia or misinformation or Cambridge Analytica. He got elected because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I’ve ever seen from any advertiser. Period”, said Bosworth who runs Facebook’s hardware group.

“Trump just did unbelievable work,” Bosworth wrote.

“They weren’t running misinformation or hoaxes. They weren’t micro-targeting or saying different things to different people. They just used the tools we had to show the right creative to each persona.

He continued: “I find myself desperately wanting to pull any lever at my disposal to avoid the same result. So what stays my hand? I find myself thinking of the Lord of the Rings at this moment”.

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Official portrait of President Donald J. Trump. Wikimedia Commons

“Specifically when Frodo offers the ring to Galadrial (Galadriel) and she imagines using the power righteously, at first, but knows it will eventually corrupt her,” he wrote.

“As tempting as it is to use the tools available to us to change the outcome, I am confident we must never do that or we will become that which we fear.”

“To be clear, I’m no fan of Trump. I donated the max to Hillary,” he tried to clarify his stand.

Bosworth said that it is worth reminding everyone that Russian interference was real but it was mostly not done through advertising.

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“$100,000 in ads on Facebook can be a powerful tool but it can’t buy you an American election, especially when the candidates themselves are putting up several orders of magnitude more money on the same platform (not to mention other platforms),” he wrote.

Instead, the Russians worked to exploit existing divisions in the American public for example by hosting Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter protest events in the same city on the same day.

“Misinformation was also real and related but not the same as Russian interference,” Bosworth mentioned, admitting that Cambridge Analytica was one of the more acute cases where the details were almost all wrong. (IANS)