Obama’s State of the Union Review: Hopes, Regrets, Warnings President Obama’s final State of the Union address was marked by an informality, bluntness, and—relatively speaking—brevity rare for such speeches. During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices.
President Barack Obama spoke with Matt Lauer on Today prior to his final State of the Union address. Amongst several topics they discussed, Lauer asked Obama if he felt responsible for the dialogue Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was conveying to the American people as a push back from Obama’s message of hope and change. “The message that Donald Trump’s putting out has had adherence a lot of times during the course of our history,” replied Obama “You know, talk to me if he wins. Then we’ll have a conversation about how responsible I feel about it.”
Donald Trump is giving up The Apprentice, at least that's what he told Jake Tapper on CNN'SState of the Union. Trump explained that in order to run for president, he willingly cut ties with NBC, and not the other way around, even though Latino leaders have urged NBC to cancel Trump's shows after he made controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants. "NBC renewed The Apprentice. We had a great season last season. And they would love for me to not be doing this, I will tell you right now… But the Apprentice - I gave up The Apprentice," Trump said. He went on to reiterate what he was leaving behind in order to have a shot at the White House, saying, "I'm giving up hundreds of millions of dollars to do this. I'm giving up a prime time television show. I'm giving that up to do this."