Obama To Letterman: “I Was Black Before The Election”
David Letterman raises the issue of whether race is a big influence among those who don’t like the president during Obama’s appearance on his show.
Addressing suggestions that recent criticism of his health care reform efforts has been grounded in racism, President Obama this afternoon quipped, “I think it’s important to realize that I was actually black before the election.”
And the president addressed the issue of unrest in America since his election.
“One of the things that you sign up for in politics is that folks yell at you,” the president said, noting that “whenever a president tries to bring about significant changes, particularly during times of economic unease, there is a certain segment of the population that gets very riled up.” He pointed to the experiences of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan as examples.Click here for reuse options!
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