During an exit interview, President Barack Obama declared the nonwhite population of America will continue to grow and sent conservatives into a frenzy. The Commander in Chief made the remarks when asked about the way the country is confronting issues about race in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the 45th U.S. president.
“If you stopped all immigration today, just by virtue of birth rates, this is going to be a browner country,” Obama told NPR in an interview that aired Monday, Dec. 19. “And if we’re not thinking right now about how we make sure that next generation is getting a good education and are instilled with a common creed and the values that make America so special and are cared for and nurtured and loved the way every American child is treated, then we’re not going to be as successful.”
Although the remarks seem to simply be a statement of fact, many conservatives took offense to Obama’s statements.
Tim Steve inaccurately translated the comment this way.
@8jhawk thought the president was dishonest and unable to take responsibility.
Percy deemed Obama un-American.
@BruceKeyes1 degraded the president and said a nonwhite country is Obama’s main focus.
Sean Wallin attempted to flip the script on the “browner” statement.
‘G’ Thang expressed excitement over the end of Obama’s term because of his observation.
Joseph declared the remark demonstrates the correctness of white supremacists.
Truth Serum08 blamed Obama’s presidency for America’s changing demographics.
Michael Wayne Hurley accused Obama of being racist and toppling the country with his remark.