Harvard-era writings from former President Barack Obama have recently come to light, and he actually mentions Donald Trump as a symbol of American success.
During Obama’s Harvard Law School days, Obama co-wrote a paper in 1991 with his friend, Robert Fisher, called “Race and Rights Rhetoric.” In it, Obama stated, “I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don’t make it, my children will.”
This quote was discovered in a previously unpublished paper after a 1,460-page biography, called Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, was published by author David J. Garrow.
Here’s the full excerpt:
“[Americans have] a continuing normative commitment to the ideals of individual freedom and mobility, values that extend far beyond the issue of race in the American mind. The depth of this commitment may be summarily dismissed as the unfounded optimism of the average American—I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don’t make it, my children will.”
Reviews of the new biography have been mixed, and the The New York Times had nothing good to say about it, calling it “way more exhausting than exhaustive.”
The book is said to contain rare insights about Obama’s early years, including his relationship with Sheila Miyoshi Jager, to whom he proposed marriage and was turned down before later meeting Michelle.
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