President Obama, appearing Thursday at a townhall in Buenos Aires, said one area Americans need to improve is developing "a greater awareness of the world outside of the United States," which elicited applause from the Argentine audience.
"Every country has strengths and weaknesses," Obama said.
"And part of this is just history," he continued. "America was so big and relatively protected from threats from other countries. And it was able to develop its own internal market, and so for a long time, in some ways, America didn’t feel as if it needed to know what was really going on outside."