Despite saying Friday that he hoped “the presidential election reflects more serious issues” than his “birther” controversy, President Obama used it to go after Donald Trump in front of the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday.
“There’s an extra spring in my step tonight. I don’t know about you guys, but I am so relieved that the whole ‘birther’ thing is over,” he said. “I mean, ISIL, North Korea, poverty, climate change — none of those things weighed on my mind like the validity of my birth certificate. And to think, that with just a 124 days to go, under the wire, we got that resolved.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 18, 2016
And he used the tried and true Democrat formula of identity politics and fear mongering.
“You may have heard Hillary’s opponent in this election say that there’s never been a worse time to be a black person. I mean, he missed that whole civics lesson about slavery or Jim Crow,” he told the crowd. “But we’ve got a museum for him to visit, so he can tune in. We will educate him.”
Obama agreed that the black community has “challenges,” but, he said, “we’re not stupid.”
In the same speech Obama declared it would be a “personal insult” to him if black voters didn’t go to the polls in force to support Hillary Clinton the way they did for him, but judging by the latest polls he ought to prepare to be insulted.
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