Former President Barack Obama appeared as a guest on David Letterman’s new Netflix show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” where he caught everyone up on what he’s been up to since leaving the White House, and they also touched on a subject that has been extremely popular now that we have Donald Trump in office – racism.
Obama doesn’t believe in the biological difference between races.
This was his first TV talk show appearance since Trump took over the White House, and Obama confessed that the first morning in his new surroundings, he “slept in.” He shared, “You know, it was great. I did not miss the trappings of the office.”
Obama continued, “I think there was a sense that I had run the race, I had completed it. I was proud of the work we had done and I was ready for the next stage.”
The conversation was breezy between the two men, mostly about Obama’s daughters, and then Letterman asked the former president about racism, something that’s becoming more and more prevalent with Trump in office.
“It turns out that we come up with all kinds of reasons to try to put ourselves over other people. Racism is a profound example of that, but obviously biologically there’s no actual reality to it other than we made this thing up. We made it up,” Obama responded.
The interview concluded with Letterman telling Obama that he was “the first president [he] truly and fully respect.”