Obama: The World Has Always Been Messy

Sure, the world feels like it’s falling apart, but “the truth of the matter is, is that the world has always been messy,” according to President Obama. Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser in upstate New York, the president says he “can see why a lot of folks are troubled.” “In part, we’re just noticing now because of social media and our capacity to see in intimate detail the hardships that people are going through,” the president told donors. “The good news is that American leadership has never been more necessary, and there’s really no competition out there for the ideas and the values that can create the sort of order that we need in this world.”