Former President Barack Obama recently spoke at an event in San Francisco, organized by analysis company Splunk, where the 44th president shared his opinion on two things every future (and maybe current) Presidents should know. The first is the importance those who surround you. “Make sure you have a team with a diversity opinion sitting around you,” Obama said, Business Insider.
The second piece advice Obama shared was one that Donald Trump would truly benefit from. “The other thing that’s helpful is not watching TV or reading social media,” he added. “Those are two things I would advise, if you’re our president, not to do. It creates a lot noise and clouds your judgment.”
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Obama further touched on the amount clickbait that takes over the internet and how it’s far too easy for opinion to be “wrapped up as fact.”
“If you are susceptible to worrying about what are the polls saying or what might this person say about this topic, or you start mistaking the intensity the passion a very small subset people with a broader sense about your country or people who know something about the topic, that will sway your decision-making in an unhealthy way,” he added.