New Yorker Columnist: Obama Didn’t Play the Race Card During Our Interview

‘He wants to show his awareness ... he didn’t do that at all’

Obama: Some folks don’t like me because I’m black (New York Post)

President Obama thinks some people don’t like him because of his race.

“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 told The New Yorker’s David Remnick in the magazine’s Jan. 27 issue.

“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,” he added.

The article noted that Obama lost white voters in 2012 by history’s largest margin for a winning presidential candidate, and that his plunge in the polls last year – which many pundits declared the worst year of his presidency — was steepest among whites.

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