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Obama says Trump used his ‘birther’ lie to give millions of white Americans ‘spooked’ by a Black president an ‘elixir for their racial anxiety’

Former President Barack Obama writes in the first volume of his forthcoming memoir, “A Promised Land,” that Donald Trump capitalised on white Americans’ “racial anxiety” with his “birther” lie. Obama writes in an excerpt of the book obtained by CNN that Trump offered millions of white Americans an “elixir for […]
Obama says Trump used his ‘birther’ lie to give millions of white Americans ‘spooked’ by a Black president an ‘elixir for their racial anxiety’
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What it takes to be a White House photographer

Pete Souza served as the official White House photographer for President Barack Obama and President Ronald Reagan. For both administrations, Souza put his personal life on hold to follow the presidents for eight years, photographing history. Business Insider sits down with Souza to break down his most iconic shots and […]
What it takes to be a White House photographer
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Obama attributes the world’s problems to ‘old people not getting out of the way,’ warning politicians that they are not in office to ‘prop up’ their ‘self importance’

Former United States President Barack Obama attributed many of the world’s problems to “old people … not getting out of the way” at a recent leadership event in Singapore, the BBC Asia reported. “If you look at the world and look at the problems it’s usually old people, usually old […]
Obama attributes the world’s problems to ‘old people not getting out of the way,’ warning politicians that they are not in office to ‘prop up’ their ‘self importance’
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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed without evidence that Obama staffers left notes for Trump aides saying ‘You will fail’

The White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, claimed without evidence that former President Barack Obama’s White House staffers left discouraging notes for their successors in the Trump administration. In a tweet on Tuesday, Abby Phillip, a CNN correspondent, quoted Grisham as saying that when Trump administration staffers moved in to […]
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed without evidence that Obama staffers left notes for Trump aides saying ‘You will fail’
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‘We are not helpless here’: Former President Barack Obama made a rare public statement calling for action on gun violence after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton

Former President Barack Obama issued a rare and lengthy public statement calling for action to reduce gun violence after two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, killed a combined 31 people over the weekend. “No other developed nation tolerates the level of gun violence that we do. […]
‘We are not helpless here’: Former President Barack Obama made a rare public statement calling for action on gun violence after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton