The former president of the USA, Barack Obama, in his memoir, reviewed by the New York Times, has drawn sketches of several US and world leaders including Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Besides, the memoir also had a mention of former Russian Premier Vladimir Putin, then Secretary of Defense Bob Gates and the US President-elect Joe Biden, among others.
In the memoir, that has gone viral on the internet, Obama writes about Manmohan Singh adding “Secretary of Defense Bob Gates and the Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh both come across as having a kind of impassive integrity”.
He further goes on to add about Rahul Gandhi and writes-
“Rahul Gandhi has ‘a nervous, unformed quality about him, as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject’,” reported New York Times, quoting from the book.
Barack Obama, for the unaware, was the President of the USA from 2009 to 2017, which is during the decade-long tenure of UPA and also some portion of the NDA government. Back in 2017, Rahul Gandhi had met Obama. He was also the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations back in 2015
The New York Times review also quoted Mr Obama’s take 46th President of US, Joe Biden.
“Joe Biden is a decent, honest, loyal man who Obama senses ‘might get prickly if he thought he wasn’t given his due – a quality that might flare up when dealing with a much younger boss’,” the NYT article read.
“Vladimir Putin reminds him of the tough, street-smart ward bosses who used to run the Chicago machine. Also on Putin: “Physically, he was unremarkable’,” the NYT article added quoting the book.