Former President Barack Obama said that Wednesday that the Republicans carry around a sense that “white males are victims.”
“What’s always interesting to me is the degree to which you’ve seen created in Republican politics the sense that white males are victims,” Obama explained during an interview. “They are the ones who are under attack, which obviously doesn’t jive with both history and data and economics. But that’s a sincere belief that’s been internalized, that’s a story that’s being told, and how you unwind that is going to be not something that is done right away, it’s going to take some time.”
In addition, Obama went after Fox News and famous radio host Rush Limbaugh.
“And the story that they’re hearing from Fox News and Rush Limbaugh and, in some cases, inside their churches, is that Democrats don’t believe in Christmas, only care about minorities and black folks, and are trying to take your stuff and trying to take your guns away,” Obama said.
Obama also talked about race several times throughout the interview and at one point, he suggested that Hispanics who voted for Trump ignored his racism because they agreed with him on social issues.
“People were surprised about a lot of Hispanic folks who voted for Trump,” Obama said. “There’s a lot of evangelical Hispanics who … the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts detainees — undocumented workers — in cages, they think that’s less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion.“
Why is this man still trying to be active? One has to wonder if he has a hidden agenda of some sorts.