Obama On Election: Not The Apocalypse

US President Barack Obama speaks during the State funeral ceremony Former Israeli President Shimon Peres at Mount Herzl, in Jerusalem, on September 30, 2016. Peres was hospitalized in the Sheba Medical Centre on September 13, 2016, after suffering a stroke, and passed 2 days ago at the age of 93. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ??? ????? ????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ???????

In a wide-ranging interview with The New Yorker, President Obama discussed the election of president-elect Donald Trump and struck a mostly optimistic tone on the future of the United States and his legacy.

“This is not the apocalypse,” Obama said. “I don’t believe in apocalyptic—until the apocalypse comes. I think nothing is the end of the world until the end of the world.”

He also expressed concern with the proliferation of fake news online, characterizing it as an environment where “everything is true and nothing is true.” Read more at THE NEW YORKER.