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Young Barack Obama once praised Trump as the American Dream

Barack Obama, Donald Trump, News -

Young Barack Obama once praised Trump as the American Dream

Back in the 1980s and 1990s, everyone associated the Trump name with success, including a Harvard Law student at the time by the name of Barack Obama.

In 1991, Obama wrote a paper with his friend Robert Fisher, called “Race and Rights Rhetoric.” In it, Obama summarized the mindset of Americans pursuing the American Dream: “I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don’t make it, my children will.”

The law paper had previously gone unpublished but came to light in the new biography Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, written by David J. Garrow. The book itself gives the full except below:

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“[Americans have] a continuing normative commitment to the ideals of individual freedom and mobility, values that extend far beyond the issue of race in the American mind. The depth of this commitment may be summarily dismissed as the unfounded optimism of the average American — I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don’t make it, my children will.”

The biography has gotten mixed reviews, though it has provided information never before seen, such as the law paper as well as the relationship Obama had with Sheila Miyoshi Jager, whom he proposed to and was turned down before he met and married Michelle.

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