President Barack Obama says low black voter turnout will be an insult to him
Fourth Estate Staff
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – President Barack Obama said in a recent statement that he will be taking it personally if there will be low black voter turnout and that it will be an insult to his legacy.
Obama noted while at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Gala that if the African-American voters will not come out strong for the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, this November, he will consider it as a personal insult.
The President added that it will be an insult to his legacy, “if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good send-off? Go vote…Don’t just watch (Michelle and me) walk off into the sunset now. Get people registered to vote.”
The president added that although his name is not on the ballot, the progress, tolerance, Democracy, and hope is in the ballot. During the 2012 election, the black voter turnout was at an all-time high as he received 93 percent of the African-American votes against his then-challenger, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
As per the latest polls, Republican presidential nominee this year, Donald Trump, has as low as one percent black voter support. Clinton has been outpolling Trump and even her former Democratic presidential candidate opponent, Bernie Sanders.
Obama continued to say that the U.S. is much stronger and more prosperous now than it was eight years ago. Clinton then gave a speech saying that the legacy of Obama should not fall in the wrong hands.