Clarence Thomas: ‘Always knew’ black U.S. President must be ‘approved by the elites’


Does Clarence Thomas think Obama’s presidency was “approved by the elites?” The Supreme Court Justice suggested as much during an April 9 interview with CSPAN, when asked if he was surprised to see a black President in his lifetime.

“I guess I’ve always thought there would be black coaches, black heads of universities,” he said, “but the thing I always knew is that it would have to be a black President who was approved by the elites and the media because anybody they didn’t agree with, they would take apart.”

“So, I always assumed it would be somebody the media had to agree with,” he added. Thomas didn’t confirm whether he thought that was true of Obama’s presidency.

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