This is the last chapter of the book. The chapter starts as Coates reiterates Obama saying that Donald Trump couldn’t win the presidency when he first spoke about him (Coates 375). The author also indicates that Obama never believed that Trump would one time become president of the United States; it was completely impossible for Obama to believe that this would happen. Trump’s presidential bid, in 2016, came as a shock to Obama and many other people who were on his team. Obama’s team had a feeling within them that white people would be out to object Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency. Coates discusses that both Trump and Obama happened to have a clear understanding of America and both knew very well what the country was capable of, it is only that Obama never believed it could go back to where it had managed to come from.
The author also discussed how the final days of the Obama’s administration looked like. Obama and Michelle hosted a farewell party in Washington after opinion polls showed that Hillary Clinton had attained a high level of support for her presidential bid against Trump, especially from Pennsylvania and Virginia. The Obamas were, thus, positive that Hillary had a higher chance of clinching the presidency. Coates indicates that, due to the high expectations, this moment seemed to “buoy Obama” (392). Obama felt that he was leaving America in safer hands. However, the author suggests that the party marked a high level of uncertainty for the future of America.