Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the only current black member of the court, said he is not surprised thereâ€™s a black president. But he knew that it would be one â€œapproved by the elites, the media,” NBC reports.
His full remark made at a forum on April 9 at Duquesne Universityâ€™s Law School, in response to a moderatorâ€™s question about whether he was surprised that there was a black president, is as follows:
â€œI guess I thought there would be black coaches, black heads of universities, maybe again, as I said, Iâ€™m naÃ¯ve. But the thing I always knew it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites, the media, because anybody they didnâ€™t agree with they would take apart.â€
Thomas went on to say he and President Obama don’t have much of a relationship â€” that they’ve met and that’s about it.
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