Friday, October 16th, 2009 at 7:37 pm
President Obama had his town hall meeting this afternoon at the University of New Orleans. The highlight of the night was the final question from 4th-grader Terence Scott the question was pretty epic. Terrence asked “Why do people hate you?” The youngster seemed earnest and genuinely distressed about harsh words he’s heard people direct at the 44th President.
“They supposed to love you,” said the youngster, “and God is love.”
“That’s what I’m talking about,” said the president, grateful for words of kindness and support. He was on a trip to explain why it took him nine months to make his first visit as president to a city still struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Mr. Obama tried to reassure the kid that it’s not as bad as he thinks.
“First of all, I did get elected president, so not everybody hates me now,” he told the 4th grader. But he conceded that “if you’re watching TV lately, it seems like everybody’s just getting mad all the time.”
“You’ve got to take it with a grain of salt,” the president explained. “Some of it is just what’s called politics.”
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