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Obama: 'There's No Doubt' That Some People Really Dislike Me Because I'm Black

"...don’t like the idea of a black president."

President Barack Obama glances back to first lady Michelle Obama and Troy Simon, as he speaks during an Expanding College Opportunity event, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

President Barack Obama said there's "no doubt" that some people genuinely dislike him because of the color of his skin.


“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president,” Obama said in a new wide-ranging interview with The New Yorker. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president.”

Obama has faced falling poll numbers and been hit with multiple controversies during his second term in office, including the heavily botched rollout of his signature health care law; embarrassing surveillance revelations from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden; and October's partial government shutdown.

(H/T: New York Post)

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