Obama Berates Caucus: You 'Insult' My Legacy if You Don't Vote

Personal insult if African American community do not back Hillary Clinton Obama

"It all matters, and after we have achieved historic turnout in 2008 and 2012, especially in the African-American community, I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election", he said.

Obama made the plea in a passionate speech he delivered at the Congressional Black Caucus' Foundation saying the only way his legacy could be kept was by the people voting.

Obama's remarks came a day after Trump acknowledged that the president was born in the U.S. without apologising, the Republican presidential nominee reversing himself after years of promoting a conspiracy theory that Obama was born in Kenya.

He turned quite serious when speaking about voting.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus held a press conference on Friday after Trump said he believed Obama "was born in the United States, period" and credited himself with putting an end to the controversy. In fact, if you want to give Michelle and me a good send-off.don't just watch us walk into the sunset. Obama then urged the lawmakers to help get people registered to vote.

Obama also took aim at Trump's outreach to black voters.

Clinton addressed the birther issue in her speech to the group as well. She did not mention Trump by name but showered the president with praise and said the upcoming election would be a pivotal choice for the country.

"It's not about golf course promotions or birth certificates". He told the audience that he will consider it an insult if the African-American community doesn't rally behind Clinton.

"We can't let Barack Obama's legacy fall into the hands of someone who doesn't understand that, whose unsafe and divisive vision for our country will drag us backwards". Trump has polled as low as 1% with black voter support in some surveys. In a tight presidential race, Clinton is hoping that African-Americans turn out like they did for Obama's two victories when they comprised 13 percent of the electorate. Clinton also consistently outpolled her Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders with black voters through the primaries. We're going to be fine with a Trump presidency, and Democrats would do themselves a favor by not trying to frame the elections as if Trump wins, it's the beginning of the Third Reich.

After years of fanning false rumors that Obama wasn't actually born in the United States, Trump declined to answer whether he now believes Obama is a natural-born US citizen in an interview with the Washington Post this week, as he has done throughout the campaign.

While it's clear that African-American voters prefer Hillary Clinton to her competitor, Donald Trump, the extent of their support is unknown.

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