Young Obama Envied Trump

| May 16, 2017

In a paper written 26 years ago, then-Harvard Law School student Barack Obama touted then-businessman Donald J. Trump’s stunning success as a perfect example of what most Americans perceived to be the ultimate manifestation of the American Dream.

Reportedly found in historian David J. Garrow’s recently published biography of the former president, “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama,” the full excerpt from Obama’s law school paper read as follows, as reported by The Hill:

“(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.”

Some have taken this statement to mean that Obama himself personally “dreamed of being Trump,” but that’s incorrect. He was merely offering his take on what he believed to be the average America’s idea of achieving the American Dream.

And frankly, the former president was right, though his modern self would be loathe to admit as much. Moreover, President Trump’s amazing success in business continues to represent the American Dream to this day, save for the part about him becoming president — most Americans would probably not be interested in inheriting that many responsibilities.

According to Vice magazine, the point that Obama had been attempting to convey in the paper — reportedly titled “Race and Rights Rhetoric” — was that black activists should “shift away from rights rhetoric and towards the language of opportunity.”


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  • jesse

    Really, do we have to keep hearing stuff about this fraud? Who knows if he really wrote it or what it meant if he did. After having been forced to endure his bloviating and prognosticating for 8 long years, who cares! We just need to get past that incredibly painful and unpleasant period in American history, and though we’re likely to reel from the damage left in his wake for some time, just let a dead horse lie already!!

    • Maggie Grantham

      May I share your commentary?

  • Bayside GolfClub

    If i were obama I would be envying MOLLUSKS.. This fool, fraud alinsky radical needs to be investigated up one side and down the other. Going 20 years back. There is a massive amount of detail and subversive activity with this fraud. Who funded him, how deep and wide are his radical ties? The evidence is already out there. It’s not much a matter of investigating as much as it is accumulating and compiling/..

  • kassa1

    The The fake brown clown that left his illigal position in our White House, is the typical Marxist elite, look at all the communist countries, there is a very rich 1% ruling elite and nothing in the middle only a 99% useful idiot that’s kept on the door for the 1% to control. This is the same thing that the Marxist theory are trying to do here for global authority.