Exclusive: New book sheds light on Obama presidency
- Duration 7:27
- Date May 16, 2012
Exclusive: New book sheds light on Obama presidency
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The as we continue to take an in depth look at the book that everybody's talking about it's called the amateur Barack Obama in the White House and the author of that book Ed Klein is still -- us.
All right so.
This is uninteresting so they have a meeting President Obama.
And Reverend Wright.
And they hide it from -- in the middle of the campaign.
Now he Reverend Wright has already been offered money through an intermediary a threat to stop talking yes okay.
Now the president makes that appeal himself.
You spoke to -- on the campaign or he's not president yet okay and the campaign or he's not president yet.
So they have a secret meeting -- as part of that President Obama is asking Reverend Wright you know hey can you please stop and this is -- Klein's interview of our right about.
Why can't -- -- say they're routed through the CE mails they.
-- shot really was she would.
I didn't send -- to me he says -- the members.
-- -- -- -- -- Her left center -- review of new.
-- -- -- -- City.
Which is Crawford.
Whoever he said.
Candidate and I appreciate you checkered comes from our -- -- in the bar.
Right so this is after the president.
He's meeting -- Reverend Wright after he gave a speech at Philly yes on race and and basically through the Reverend Wright under the bus and then he calls the Reverend Wright as he took the rev Wright told me.
That like to have a a private meeting we view it as secure place.
Bremer said we need to secure a place you've come to my home a thousand times what he does come here so he did go there and I have the the Secret Service logs showing that he did show up that day at the reverend Wright's.
It was picked up Obama only in a small way by the media -- you think after the big Philly speech.
Member this is the president that had said earlier that he is like family to me that's -- I can no longer disown.
Reverend Wright -- -- -- the black community.
So I could see what the reverence resentful.
The end of this meeting.
You ask Reverend -- about this.
And old Obama says to him something profound you can tell it and then I'll play.
He says the trouble with you reverend.
Is that you have to tell the truth.
And the Reverend Wright says to him.
That's not a bad trouble -- have them.
Obama -- wow so in other words -- basics he's saying you what he's saying I don't have to tell the truth that's right I listen to us.
-- and yes they -- -- -- a business.
He was confident he was -- hopeful.
But he's probably as good.
Day here yeah.
His -- I'm sorry you'll see him.
Certainly this ball.
So basically Reverend Wright is telling the world right now knowing that this is an important point.
In the election that's.
That Barack Obama is a liar that's from my reading that right you are he said to me numerous times during this interview.
There was a Barack Obama that I knew before he ran for president.
Not a bad guy wanted to stay home with -- kids talk to midnight and then something happened when he ran for president he completely change.
He said he became a politician that's right you know and then he went into great detail -- that.
All right there it -- and and in interest in connection that you brought up between Whitaker.
And Michelle Obama yes.
The house because she had a huge pay raise she worked for this hospital.
That became controversial because they had this whole policy put in place where people would be sort of encouraged to go to other hospitals to save money.
Save money for the University of Chicago hospital medical center they would -- -- Poor patients under -- -- Michelle Obama was head of the urban.
Health initiative they shunted these poor patients to local hospitals -- they had more room for rich patients who could pay more.
And that job that she had which we paid was paid I think 3151000.
Dollars a year which uses it and it is significant -- so -- like.
Triple what she was making before this was after he became -- -- -- -- -- and senator.
That same job is now held by guess who Eric Whitaker pretty interest yeah I mean this is -- the Chicago capitalism.
No I felt bad in the book Oprah Winfrey I think paid a little bit of a price but for the first time she came out supported a candidate somebody she I think she.
You know wholeheartedly believe didn't question and and really -- you describe in the book where she was shunned.
By the White House Valerie Jarrett Michelle Obama in particular.
Yes what happened is after Oprah after your after the election Oprah said to herself.
Well I can't say what you said to herself but she acted as though listen I'd played a major role.
In getting this guy elected and she and Barack Obama were on the phone all the time with her giving him advice about various things.
How to conduct a and an administration that will be popular chiefs and she knows a lot about how to be popular.
Well when Michelle Obama got wind of this and especially Valerie Jarrett her very best friend whose ensconced in the White House.
They -- they interpreted this as though Oprah was trying to be the First Lady.
-- Oprah was try to usurp.
The shelves position and they really.
Froze drought right and I noticed all left wing blogs -- always attack you are attacking now I don't see how they can attack you did you have a three hour audio tape.
But you've now given me.
On the Reverend Wright interview so it corroborates everything you said there what do you say about the other sourcing food for -- the information spent a lot of time researching the.
Why did you know -- I can contribute to 200 people now.
Most of them on the record by the way including the president's physician who was his personal -- 122 years.
Guys who work with him at the the University of Chicago Law School.
People who work with him at the Illinois State Senate.
As far as Oprah's concerned Oprah was so upset what she heard back from the White House which was.
This is an Oprah quote.
Michelle doesn't want me in the White House working with her on this anti obesity campaign.
Because she says she doesn't like a fat person waddling around the White House.
Oprah was was fit to be -- -- -- you can see Oprah is not campaigning for Obama this.
Pretty and obviously believe they connected absolutely all right Ed Klein a very very bland non controversial vote as usual thanks I think all of us.
I'm sure -- gonna be reaction to this.