Former President Barack Obama, who once referred to himself 467 times in one speech, managed to turn an hour-long special about underprivileged teenage boys into a forum on his own presidency.
On Monday night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper dedicated his full show to Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper program, an initiative to encourage young black men to reach their full potential. Much of the discussion focused on being good fathers.
But Cooper asked Obama about the state of the world four years after Obama told voters he would consider it a “personal insult” if they elected Donald Trump as his successor.
“Did you tell the story of race in America enough?” Cooper asked.
“Well, look, I tried,” Obama replied, adding “we are still not fully reconciled with our history” which makes it “ hard for the majority in this country of white Americans to recognize that, look, you can be proud of this country and its traditions and its history and our forefathers, and yet”