Obama to Jimmy Carter's Grandson: Thank you for '47 Precent' Tape
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

It turns out that former President Jimmy Carter’s grandson, James Carter IV of Atlanta, is the political researcher who found the secret ’47 Percent’ videotape in which Mitt Romney made disparaging comments about “47 percent of the population that depends on government,” comments that led to the undoing of his presidential bid.

So when President Obama saw James Carter IV at a political event in Georgia last week he “ran acrosss the room” to” embrace him” and thank the 35 year old “profusely,” according to James Carter IV’s cousin, Senator Jason Carter’s comments to Politico.

“Thank you, thank you so much,” Obama said.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.


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