Former President Barack Obama sat down for his first broadcast interview since leaving the White House in January. His host was none other than the-soon-to-be married British Prince Harry. The interviewed aired on BBC radio.
The first President to harness social media to help him win the White House, Obama said leaders need to use social media in a way that builds bridges–not destroys them.
“All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the Internet,” Obama said in an interview conducted by Britain’s Prince Harry, broadcast on BBC radio on Wednesday.
“One of the dangers of the Internet is that people can have entirely different realities, they can be just cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases”, Obama said.
Obviously, Obama was low-key throwing shade at our current President, who enjoys battling people on Twitter.
Speaking of whom, when asked whether he would extend an invitation to the Obamas to his upcoming wedding, Prince Harry demurred. Reportedly, Prince Harry is trying to stay on Trump’s good side and is going out of his way not to piss off the unpredictable and easily provoked CIC.
British officials have also warned the Prince that such an invite might upset President Trump, who detests his predecessor.
“I don’t know about that,” Harry said about inviting the Obamas. “We haven’t put the invites or the guest list together. Who knows whether they are going to be invited or not. I wouldn’t want to ruin that surprise.”
For the record, President Obama and Prince Harry are close friends.