Barack Obama on the hardest thing about being US President
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Former President Barack Obama says that taking selfies with fans when he goes out is almost as bad as the isolation of living in the White House, which he said was kind of like a nice prison. [restrict]
Mr Obama, when asked what he doesn’t miss about being president, chuckled before saying that the security apparatus around an American president makes it difficult to live any semblance of a normal life.
“The burdens of leadership are true in any country but in part because of the security apparatus around a US president, you live in what is called a bubble. It is a very nice, uh, prison,” Mr Obama told an interviewer during a trip to Milan this week. [restrict]