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On Thursday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed author and journalist Michael Hastings for a candid and engaging interview on subject matter ranging from Afghanistan to Washington.
Having recently joined "Buzzfeed," and been tapped to cover Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Hastings describes first meeting the president, who was then a Junior Senator, in Baghdad five years ago:
"You could tell this guy was obviously one of the most talented politicians around, clearly he vindicated that," remembers Hastings.
While Hastings notes that there have been "some troubling aspects" with Obama's first term, he maintains the president has completely reshaped American foreign policy:
"I call it the 'taxicab bump': During the Bush years, when you'd get in a taxicab in a foreign country, and you told them you were American, they really, really, really didn't like that," Hastings tells Piers Morgan. "But ever since Obama's been in charge, when you get in a taxicab in Iman, or even Bagdad, they're pretty, you get the bump, and they appreciate the Americanism of it."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as the author of "The Operator" details some of Obama's recent successes, and explains his goals for covering the upcoming election.