A few months ago, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. Now, new details have come to light about what really went on during that visit.
Obama visited the prison as part of a VICE News documentary for HBO called “Fixing the System,” and VICE cofounder and CEO Shane Smith spoke to the Today Show this week about what Obama told the felons.
“I guess the honesty was what shook me the most, about how he opened up and said, ‘Yes, I’ve done drugs and there but for the grace of God go I, and I didn’t know my dad,” Smith said. “That’s pretty unique especially as this presidential race is going on to have a sitting president go there and explain why he had empathy for these prisoners.”
Obama basically slammed his father in front of the prisoners, accusing him of being an absent dad.
“I didn’t know my dad, and not too many of our young people don’t know their dads,” Obama lamented. “Obviously for them to be able to see you in a strong, positive way, that’s going to have an impact. I met my dad for one month when I was 10 years old. That was the only time I met him in my whole life.”
In addition, Obama eluded to his past drug use that was likely far worse than he has acknowledged.
“I did a lot of stupid stuff when I was young, but I’ve said this before — I was just in an environment where you could afford to make some mistakes,” he said. “I had more of a margin for error than a lot of kids do.”
Clearly, Obama used this prison visit to dispel rumors that he was born in Kenya. It’s in Obama’s best interest to act like he barely knew his father, who was a native of the African nation.
Nice try, Barry, but we aren’t buying it!