Barack Obama: Homophobia led Hispanics to vote for Trump

Barack Obama: Homophobia led Hispanics to vote for Trump

Barack Obama’s interview with Charlamagne Tha God on “The Breakfast Club” this past week to promote his third(!) memoir is turning out to be the gift that keeps on giving. In the nearly hour-long bull session he revealed that his defenestration of his former mentor Jeremiah Wright in the run-up to the 2008 election was purely political — that his true view is that Wright is a “supremely gifted preacher” whose words were taken out of context.

The former president also used the occasion to blast Hispanics who voted for Donald Trump, suggesting their pro-life views and opposition to gay marriage led them to turn a blind eye to the president’s racism.

“I deeply believe that people should be treated equally under the law regardless of sexual orientation,” he said in a discussion of the Georgia Senate races. “But we all, you know, I mean, I think there are big chunks of our community where that’s still controversial,” Obama added before pointing a direct finger at Hispanics. “People were surprised about a lot of Hispanic folks who voted for Trump,” he continued. “But there are a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, you know — the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans or puts detainees, you know, undocumented workers in cages, they think that’s less important than the fact that, you know, he supports their views on, you know, gay marriage or abortion.”

The Federalist publisher Ben Domenech unloaded on Obama, tweeting, “What a f*cking bigot this guy is,” sharing a clip of Obama’s appearance on the morning radio show.

“Trump was, unlike Obama, the first president elected who embraced gay marriage,” Domenech continued. “Obama’s bigoted revisionism about Hispanics in 2020 is utter bullsh*t, totally baseless.”

Domenech noted that there is scant evidence that opposition to gay marriage drove Hispanics to the polls to vote for Trump.

“Maybe the problem had more to do with suing nuns, defunding police, and arguing socialism is totally fine,” he said.

President Trump’s Message Resonated with Hispanics

Obama’s bitterness stems from the fact that, while he and his Democratic comrades spent four years portraying Trump as a racist, minority groups — especially Hispanics — weren’t buying it. “The Republican president gained six percentage points among black men, and five percentage points among Hispanic women,” the BBC reported. In fact, one of the few groups he lost votes with were whites.

Hispanics, many of whom came from socialist-ravaged countries, gravitated to the anti-socialist presidential candidate, helping him carry Florida — the state Obama was supposed to help Biden win. Numerous House seats flipped to the GOP as well ,thanks to Hispanic voters.

Maria Elvira Salazar’s upset victory over Donna Shalala is a prime example.

An especially rich moment in Obama’s broadside on Hispanics who voted for Trump came in his mention of putting illegals “in cages.” Thomas Homan, the executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Obama-Biden administration, says he was there when they were building cages to house illegal immigrants. “I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility was built under President Obama under Secretary Jeh Johnson,” Homan explained at a conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies. “I was there when it was built.”

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


For your convenience, you may leave commments below using Disqus. If Disqus is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.