Former President Barack Obama is a lightning rod for criticism, and usually most of it is justified.
In a recent speech at the University of Chicago, Obama suggested that he is hiding dark secrets from his past that would have hurt his chances at getting elected.
Panelist Harish Patel asked Obama:
“As somebody who lost an election, I would love to understand sort of your perspective on failure … One of the things with social media that I see, I am really worried about young people who claim a certain thing in high school and then they get into college, or they get older and these claims sort of stay with them. What they tweeted, what they Instagrammed, what they Snapchatted, and they don’t always get to grow.”
Obama’s advice: “Own it.”
“The truth is, if you had pictures of everything I had done when I was in high school I probably wouldn’t have been president of the United States,” Obama said before he launched into a diatribe about keeping certain photos and experiences to yourself.
What do you think Obama is hiding? He admitted to taking drugs in the past. Perhaps he was hinting at the fact that he may not be an American citizen? Sadly we will never know.
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