Barack Hussein Obama II (4 August 1961 in Honolulu, Hawai'i) is widely held to be the first black president of the United States, the 44th. To say that Barack is black is just as accurate as saying he is white; his mother was white, his father, Barack Hussein Obama, believed to be Kenyan. Malik Obama, Barack's brother, believes Frank Marshall Davis might very well be Barack's biological father. Barack has said that his wife Michelle "will never run for office" and that that is one thing we "can take to the bank".
Meaning of last name
Barack's father was from the Luo tribe, which, according to "The Washington Post", is "historically Kenya's second-most powerful after the Kikuyu". In the Luo tribe, last names are usually not passed down from generation to generation, but rather given based on things like when the child is born, which breast the child sucks on or some type of event or circumstance. However, there are last names that are passed on from generation to generation and Barack's family's name is an example of this. The name "Obama" means "bent over" or "limping", a name that was given because of the way his African ancestors are said to have walked.
- I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted a handful of rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people. . . . As one who believes in freedom and democracy for all, I honor the Red nation.
Indoctrination of the military
During the Barack Obama presidency, the military was indoctrinated that the 'healthy, white, heterosexual, Christian male receives many unearned advantages of social privilege, whereas a black, homosexual, atheist female in poor health receives many unearned disadvantages of social privilege'.
Rapprochement with communist Cuba
On 17 December 2014, Barack announced that diplomatic relations between Cuba and the US, which had been nonexistent for over 50 years, were to be restored. Diplomatic relations were officially restored on 20 July 2015. That day, at 12:01 a.m., the US embassy in Havana and the Cuban embassy in Washington were reopened.
End of tenure as President
As Barack was leaving office in December 2016, he said America was "going to be a browner country" and urged the nation to "make sure that next generation is getting a good education and are instilled with a common creed". He expressed alarm about the "relationship between the African-American community and the police".
Just before the start of 2017, Barack expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the US, alleging that Russian hackers were involved in influencing the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election in Donald Trump's favor. Vladimir Putin refused to retaliate in kind and expel US diplomats from Russia, something that drew praise from Donald, who tweeted: "Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!"
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