Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the only current black member of the court, said he is not surprised there’s a black president. But he knew that it would be one “approved by the elites, the media,” NBC reports.
His full remark made at a forum on April 9 at Duquesne University’s Law School, in response to a moderator’s question about whether he was surprised that there was a black president, is as follows:
“I guess I thought there would be black coaches, black heads of universities, maybe again, as I said, I’m naïve. But the thing I always knew it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites, the media, because anybody they didn’t agree with they would take apart.”
Thomas went on to say he and President Obama don’t have much of a relationship — that they’ve met and that’s about it.
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