During a recent interview, President Barack Obama stated that his personal friends and high school buddies don’t call him “Mr. President.”
Obama spoke on friendship and its role in his life with former senior adviser David Axelrod in a recent podcast interview.
Obama said, “One gift I do seem to have is getting really good friends around me who’ve got my back. And that gives you a certain serenity in the midst of a lot of foolishness.”
Obama expressed gratitude for the relationship he has with his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, saying her honesty and support have helped him remain grounded through difficult times and political losses.
Obama told Axelrod, “And you know, Michelle, I can’t underestimate the degree to which having a life partner who is so grounded and so strong and steady and fundamentally honest helped.”
The President added that, like his relationships with his immediate family, his relationships with his close friends are still a part of his life.
Obama said, “Their relationships with me never depended on my success or outward success. They didn’t — my best friends from high school don’t operate any differently with me now than they did when I was …”
Axelrod interrupted Obama and said, “And they’re around a lot. You– have them here a lot.”
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