Obama Claims Rodeo Clown Insult: "Lowest Point in Office"

April 2, 2018 (Chicago, Illinois)
In an exclusive interview with Abreu Report to discuss his new memoirs, Barack Obama stood firm, claiming that his decision to escalate the war in Syria and Iran was the correct one to make given the intelligence available to him at the time. "Uhhm, a lot of folks died over there, good patriotic folks, but it's undeniable that an international norm was violated, that chemical weapons were systemically used."
In a very frank manner, Obama spoke about the racist threats that his Secret Service staff had to sort through on a regular basis. Former President Obama admitted that at one point he simply told his staff that he no longer wanted to hear about any "creepy-ass crackers" trying to shoot him. Obama devotes a difficult chapter in his new book to some of the threats that he received.
Though the former commander-in-chief tried to filter out as much of the hate as possible, he could still not contend with the front page pictures of a rodeo clown wearing his likeness, and asking that harm may come upon him. "I received a lot of threats as president. I didn't like folks with a broken moral compass, claiming that I lied about Syria's use of WMDs, because that was simply not the case. However, the suggestion that I get gored by a bull in effigy, to a cheering, small-town crowd... that represented an all-time low," Obama stated.
"A black guy gets elected to end two wars, inherits a broken economy, and people get bitter towards him; they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations," the former head of state added.
Throughout the interview, it was apparent that Obama was still hurt by the drama surrounding the rodeo clown. "Sure, some people defended the incident by claiming that it had been done to presidents in the past, but presidents have been assassinated in the past. I'm certain that had I been shot, people would have claimed that the deranged, lone gunman who would have done so was not motivated by race, using Lincoln and Kennedy as examples of previous assassinations not motivated by race," the constitutional lawyer predicted.
Obama also devoted a chapter in his book to the issue of federalism and state's rights. "People claim I was this tyrant because I led the IRS to recognize gay marriage across the states, but I'm also the guy that led the Justice Department to leave marijuana regulation up to the states," he commented.
Obama did not discuss the chapter in his memoirs detailing his drone targeted assassination program, and the legal rationale behind it. "All I can say about my drone program is that ultimately history will judge the decisions I made, and I won’t be around because it will take time for the objective historians to show up," he concluded.