Obama tells CBC, “I will consider it a personal insult…” to not vote for Clinton
As charges and counter charges of racism affect the presidential campaign, President Barack Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday that he would consider it a “personal insult” if the African American community does not vote for Hillary Clinton in November.
via the New York Post:
President Obama told African American leaders he’d take it as “personal insult” if the community doesn’t turn out in droves and vote for the Hillary Clinton in November.
Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation gala Saturday night, Obama made an impassioned pitch to voters who may be leery of Clinton by putting his legacy as the first African American president on the ticket in November.
“I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election,” Obama said. “You want to give me a good send-off, go vote.”
Apparently, it is not racism—nor dog-whistle politics—for the nation’s first African-American President to tell a group of Arfrican Americans that it would be an “insult” to not support his choice of a successor.