President Obama says ‘N-word’ during radio interview; audio

No he didn’t!

While discussing racism in an interview released on Monday, President Obama used the “n-word.”

Speaking to Marc Maron on his “WTF” podcast in Los Angeles on Friday, Obama made it clear he believes racism still thrives in America — perhaps he missed the unity march in Charleston, S.C., on Sunday.

“The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know, that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on,” Obama said. “We’re not cured of it.”

Instead of pulling the country together in a time of tragedy, the president instead continues to talk about what divides America.

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“And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ‘n——-’ in public,” he added. “That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination.”

Obama continued to call for more efforts at gun control in the interview, following the murder of nine people at a Bible study class in South Carolina last week.

“There are actions that could be taken to make events like this less likely, and one of those actions we could take would be to enhance some basic, common-sense gun safety laws,” he said.

Tom Tillison


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