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For many parents, it was difficult to explain to their kids why Donald Trump won the election—and President Obama was no exception.

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The President campaigned hard on behalf of his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, urging voters to support the candidate who could continue his legacy. After her hard-fought campaign failed, Barack Obama sat down and broke the news to his daughters, Malia, age 18, and Sasha, age 15. He told of The New Yorker about how he handled explaining Trump's victory.

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What I say to them is that people are complicated. Societies and cultures are really complicated. This is not mathematics; this is biology and chemistry. These are living organisms, and it's messy. And your job as a citizen and as a decent human being is to constantly affirm and lift up and fight for treating people with kindness and respect and understanding.

This will never not be weird.
This will never not be weird.
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He also spoke about the hate-speech and racist rhetoric Trump utilized to secure his win, which is especially relevant to the first African-American family in the White House.

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And you should anticipate that at any given moment there's going to be flare-ups of bigotry that you may have to confront, or may be inside you and you have to vanquish. And it doesn't stop—You don't get into a fetal position about it. You don't start worrying about apocalypse. You say, O.K., where are the places where I can push to keep it moving forward.

They are already moving forward. Malia is following in both her parent's footsteps and is set to attend Harvard in the fall. Sasha is still completing High School.

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Trump, who called Obama the "worst President in history" is now seeking his council as he begins his administration (despite repeating that he "alone" could fix the nation's problems). The Washington Post reported that Trump "seemed surprised" when confronted with the amount of work the President has to do.

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After meeting President Obama following his victory, President-Elect Trump went on the record as saying that Barack Obama is a "very good man."