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Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:24 PM

Obama: Republicans portraying white men as 'victims' helped Trump win votes


Former president made remark about Republican messaging in interview with Breakfast Club

Amanda Holpuch in New York
@holpuch
Wed 25 Nov 2020 12.02 EST

Barack Obama said part of the reason 73 million Americans voted to re-elect Donald Trump in the election was because of messaging from Republicans that the country, particularly white men, are under attack.

In an interview with the radio show the Breakfast Club on Wednesday to promote his new memoir A Promised Land, Obama said Trump’s administration, which he did not name directly, “objectively has failed, miserably, in handling just basic looking after the American people and keeping them safe”, and yet he still secured millions of votes.

“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 said. “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.”

Later, one of the show’s hosts, DJ Envy, asked Obama how he responds to criticism from Black people and other communities of color who don’t believe he did enough for them as president.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/25/barack-obama-breakfast-club-interview-trump-republicans

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Judi Lynn Nov 25 OP
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Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:36 PM

1. They will keep going back to the well...

throw in some perceived religious persecution and there’s a big bunch of votes.

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