President Barack Obama said in a recent interview for GQ magazine that he would have enjoyed running against current Republican candidate Donald Trump. He said this during his wide-ranging interview that on Tuesday was published.
He said it would have been fun against Trump. Obama is in the home stretch of his two terms in the White House.
During his interview, he spoke of his favorite Game of Thrones characters, what he might do following his presidency and whether he is still a smoker.
Obama was at one time a chain smoker and said that when it deals with cigarettes he has not had any in the past five years.
He said he made a promise that once the healthcare act had passed he would never smoke again and since that time, he says he has not.
Earlier in 2015, rumors had circulated that Obama resumed smoking following a photo that surfaced that showed him clutching something rectangular in his had that resembled a cigarette box. It was denied at the time by the White House that he was holding a box of cigarettes.
In his interview, he professed a love for Game of Thrones the series on HBO, but admitted his problem with that show was he does not remember any of the character’s names.
He said the dwarf was his favorite character but cannot remember his name.
When asked by the interviewer to compare Trump to any character on that show, he opted to decline.
When asked what was the worst day he has had since becoming president, Obama did not hesitate to describe how he felt in December of 2012 the day of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Connecticut.
Obama was asked whether it would interest him to be named to the U.S. Supreme Court following his presidency.
After a pause, he finally answered no.
He said he paused for a brief period just to make sure he let the people know that good judges are vitally important and justices on the Supreme Court are even that much more important.
He added that his temperament is not conducive to sitting in relative solitude and only opine and write. He would rather be more active he concluded.