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

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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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