Former President Barack Obama has to share with the world exactly how he feels about everyone.
The Democratic leader recently sat down for a jaw-dropping interview with 60 Minutes, where he did not hold back.
Obama is currently on a promotional tour to push his new book, A Promised Land, out on November 17.
For the first time, Obama spoke about President Donald Trump‘s refusal to accept the 2020 presidential election results.
Trump has been pushing the bogus claim of voter fraud and declined to call Joe Biden to acknowledge that he is the president-elect.
In the interview, Obama lashed out at Republicans who have become enablers and made it possible for Trump to attempt to delegitimize election results.
Obama stated: “They appear to be motivated, in part, because the president doesn’t like to lose and never admits loss. I’m more troubled by the fact that other Republican officials who clearly know better are going along with this are humoring him in this fashion.”
CNN obtained several extracts from Obama’s book, where he tackled the rise of racism that he believes is linked to him becoming the nation’s first Black president.
He writes: “It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted, which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started peddling assertions that I had not been born in the United States and was thus an illegitimate president. For millions of Americans spooked by a Black man in the White House, he promised an elixir for their racial anxiety.”
Obama went on to reveal that the problem did not start with Trump, but with John McCain‘s decision to name former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election.
He shared this theory: “Through Palin, it seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking on the edges of the modern Republican Party — xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward Black and brown folks — were finding their way to center stage.”
Obama added: “I’d like to think that given a chance to do it over again, he might have chosen differently. I believe he really did put his country first.”
The book is the first of two parts coming from the former president. Critics say it seems that Obama is not taking any of the blame for what happened in 2016 when he failed to be more vocal about what Russia was doing in regards to the election.