Obama Cabinet Official Calls US Racist for Electing Trump
Former Obama cabinet official Arne Duncan, who served as secretary of Education for most of Barack Obama’s two-term presidency, accused the United States of racism for electing Donald Trump president to succeed Obama.
Screen image via C-SPAN, October 2, 2015.
Duncan wrote on Twitter Saturday, “When the Trump fiasco is finally over, we will have to grapple with this hard question: Why was the election of a black President with an impeccable character so threatening to America that we felt compelled to elect a white man we knew was without a moral compass?”
When the Trump fiasco is finally over, we will have to grapple with this hard question:
Why was the election of a black President with an impeccable character so threatening to America that we felt compelled to elect a white man we knew was without a moral compass?
— Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) September 28, 2019
Arne’s attack on American voters was retweeted by fellow Obama cabinet official Susan Rice, who served as Obama’s National Security Advisor and U.N. Ambassador.
Democrats refuse to accept that Barack Obama was not accepted as the Messiah by voters who rejected his far-left party and policies election after election, with Democrats losing the House, Senate and eventually the presidency–in addition to losing numerous state governorships and statehouses–during Obama’s two terms in office (Details at this link).
Obama won the presidency in 2008 and 2012 because the GOP put up two candidates–McCain and Romney–who came off as preferring to lose to Obama in order to be respected by the Establishment. Even so, Obama lost over 3 1/2 million votes in his 2012 reelection (65,915,795) victory compared to 2008 (69,498,516). Presidents who win a second term normally substantially increase their support from voters.
Fellow Chicagoan Duncan was brought to D.C. by Obama at the start of his administration in January 2009, serving as Education secretary for nearly seven years before leaving in December 2015. Duncan was head of the Chicago public schools before that.
Duncan apologized in 2013 for a racist critique of “white suburban moms”, excerpt via the AP:
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday said he regretted his “clumsy phrasing” in singling out white suburban moms for opposing new higher academic standards.
Duncan has consistently shown little patience for critics of the Common Core State Standards, being implemented in 45 states and the District of Columbia. But his remarks, as reported by Politico, went a step further and add elements of race and class.
“It’s fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were, and that’s pretty scary,” Duncan said Friday in Richmond, Va. “You’ve bet your house and where you live and everything on, ‘My child’s going to be prepared.’ That can be a punch in the gut.”…