Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) told MSNBC that black politicians would press a white president more than they would press Barack Obama.
Real Clear Politics has the video:
Sounds pretty racist, huh?
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) on getting something done about high black unemployment:
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“A white president, frankly, could be pushed a great deal more than we would push President Obama because nobody would accuse him or her of having partiality towards African-Americans. So its a tough spot and it also mean we still have a long way to go in terms of race relations in this country and the President has, I think, moved through these troubled waters about as well as any African-American could become the first black president.”