It seems President Barack Obama suddenly realized his legacy is in jeopardy. With 2 weeks left in his presidency Obama is growing concerned after making history in 2008.
In a sit-down interview with The Atlantic‘s Ta-Nehisi Coates, Obama expressed his dismay at gay activists who, he says, pestered him throughout his presidency.
Obama said that, despite the Supreme Court striking down bans on same-sex marriage, gay activists still yelled at him to do more.
He compared the tactics of gay activists to that of Ferguson activist Brittney Packard, who he says “just knew her stuff”.
“Every speech I gave, I’d have gay activists just screaming at me during rallies. And you just say, ‘Come on, man. Not only do I agree with you, but I’ve actually got a strategy to execute, we are executing it, and in what sense do you think that you yelling at me here is going to advance your cause?'”
Obama added that the harassment made him feel “a little bit hurt.”.
Still, he pushed for legislation to benefit gays and transgenders while doing nothing for black people.
In 2008, Obama went on record saying “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.”.
But he flip flopped on the gay marriage issue just after his reelection in 2012.