- The former US President has admitted suffering racism before
- He has spoken explicitly about racism
Earlier on, YEN published the news on former President’s struggles with raising up two teenage girls in the White House.
Now, the former President is not holding back as he talks about the struggles he faced as a President as he touched on a very delicate issue - racism.
The issue has been a very hot topic, and as the first Black-American President of the United States, President Obama found himself unable to be as vocal as he would have loved to be.
Speaking to Fareed, Barack said:
"I think there's a reason why attitudes about my presidency among whites in Northern states are very different from whites in Southern states. Are there folks whose primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign, the other? Are those who champion the 'birther' movement feeding off of bias? Absolutely."
And speaking of his legendary rifts with congress that left him unable to pass as many reforms as he would have liked, Barack flat out denied that the reason for his constant disagreement with Congress was because of racial tensions
But appearing on the same show was the former adviser to POTUS David Axelrod who disagreed with his former boss saying:
"It's indisputable that there was a ferocity to the opposition and a lack of respect for him that was a function of race."
David then spoke of an unknown Republican member who made the following derogatory statement:
"you know, we don't really think you should be here, but the American people thought otherwise so we're going to have to work with you."
Talk about a slap in the face.
Since that time, Barack has left office and seen his legacy constantly assaulted by current President Donald Trump.