It is our honour to welcome Reggie Love to the Burnet News Club to answer your questions!
Reggie worked as special assistant and personal aide to President Barack Obama for almost 8 years (watch a news report about him here!). You might already know that current Democratic candidate Joe Biden was President Obama's vice-president. Thank you to everyone who asked a question! We chose 5 to ask Reggie and we're very grateful for him for taking the time to reply.
We'll let Reggie introduce himself and get straight to your questions...
(Photo courtesy of Barack Obama Presidential Library)
What was it like to work with the first black president?
It was a very powerful thing to be a part of the first African-American administration in the US. I thought about it everyday when I walked into the White House…it really kind of made you believe that anything in the United States was possible.Reggie Love on working with President Obama
What was the moment you hold most dear from your time with the president?
Was looking after the president stressful and did you enjoy it?
Everything the President of the United States does is amplified…every word, every image, everything that you do is typically somehow translated and having an impact on how everyone in the country is living their life.Reggie Love on the pressure of his job
How would you describe President Obama?
Why did you want the job of working with Barack Obama?
For me, it was really about trying to figure out how to level the playing field. What could I do and where could I work that would allow everyone to feel like they could live the American dream?Reggie Love on his motivation
...and a final message from Reggie Love!
Thank you to Reggie Love for his fantastic answers. What an inspirational expert!
We learnt so much and we hope you enjoyed listening to his responses. Now, have a go at these questions in the comments below.
- Out of everything Reggie said, what has inspired you the most?
- What did you learn from Reggie's answers that you didn't know before?
- How does Reggie's answers connect to the election race 2020?
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