Former President Barack Obama’s new memoir directly confronts the role his presidency played in Trump’s rise.
In the memoir, Obama writes:
“It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted, Which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started peddling assertions that I had not been born in the United States and was thus an illegitimate president. For millions of Americans spooked by a Black man in the White House, he promised an elixir for their racial anxiety.”
Obama’s 768-page memoir, titled A Promised Land and due out on November 17.