A MONTAGE OF THE 15 TIMES OBAMA TALKED DOWN AMERICA IN CUBA AND ARGENTINA
America must have the “courage to acknowledge” its role in Argentina’s human-rights abuses
America can’t be slow talking about human-rights violations, as we’ve done in Argentina
The Constitution’s separation of powers makes it hard for America to adapt to the changing times America must do more to promote equality
America needs to reduce discrimination America suffers from “political polarization” America was built by slaves
America has too much money in politics
America has a problem with racially-biased criminal justice system, a racially-biased society, and a legacy of slavery and segregation
Many American states would have forbidden his biracial parents to marry — had they tried
Many American schools in the south were segregated when he was young American democracy is imperfect
America’s political process is not pretty, as evidenced by the current 2016 race
Cuba’s Castro’s more readily sharing his thoughts on where America is “falling short” will help us improve
He “doesn’t disagree” with Castro’s view that America should provide “free” health care, education, and social security to all
At a townhall in Buenos Aires, said one area Americans need to improve is developing “a greater awareness of the world outside of the United States.”
At the same townhall, Obama said the Republican Party is no longer a “mainstream” political party, and that it’s become far more right-wing as a result of its opposition to him.
Finally, he critiqued the tendency in American politics to focus so much on “sound bites,” which he attributed to skepticism of global warming.