New York Times: Obama Steps Back Into Public Life, Trying to Avoid One Word: Trump
CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama studiously avoided any mention of President Trump or the assault on his own legacy as he returned to his adoptive home on Monday for his first public event since leaving the White House.
What might have been a moment for Mr. Obama to challenge Mr. Trump’s wiretapping accusations, or to assail the Republican agenda, instead became a college seminar on how to engage with a new generation of young people — and urge them to participate in political life.
“The single most important thing I can do,” the former president told an audience of students, is to “help in any way I can prepare the next generation of leadership to take up the baton and to take their own crack at changing the world.”
Avoiding Mr. Trump was no accident.
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WNU Editor: The press is all excited .... but his avoidance on discussing President Trump was probably a "downer" for them.