FLASHBACK: Obama Once Admitted Seeing Mexican Flags Waving on American Soil Pissed Him off, Then As Pres. Backed Them!

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A look through the pages of former President Barack Obama’s 2006 autobiography shows he seemed to suffer from the same “racial anxiety” that many pundits and journalists have diagnosed President Donald Trump’s supporters with.

In “The Audacity of Hope,” then-Sen. Obama of Illinois wrote about his personal feelings towards immigration and early changes in the country’s demographic landscape:

“When I see Mexican flags waved at pro-immigration demonstrations, I sometimes feel a flush of patriotic resentment,” he wrote.

While such words wouldn’t raise an eyebrows over a decade ago, it’s hard to imagine any politician today — let alone a Democratic presidential hopeful — get away with such honesty without a flurry of media scrutiny.

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