With the Presidential election season in full force, current US President Barack Obama continues to push African American voters to support Hilary Clinton. At the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards Dinner in DC, Obama told attendees, "I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election.“
Strong words from the President.
Although Clinton has garnered 83% of black voter support per a Times/CBS News poll, her connection to young black voters is troubling. With the recent Black Lives Matter movement, many younger blacks blame Bill Clinton’s 1994 crime bill for disproportionately affecting African-Americans.
President Obama will do all he can in support of Clinton. Donald Trump’s latest admission that Obama was born in the US did little to ease his worry that Trump would not make a good President. The President feels his legacy is in danger of ending. For him, selecting Trump over Clinton is indeed a personal slight.