News and Commentary

Bill Clinton: Press Treated Obama ‘Differently’ Because ‘They Liked Having The First African American President’

On Sunday, former-President Bill Clinton appeared with author James Patterson on “CBS Sunday Morning” to promote their new book, “The President is Missing,” which will hit shelves on Monday. During the segment, correspondent Mo Rocca asked Clinton if he believed that the press treated Obama with more reverence than Trump, and if so, why?

ROCCA: You hear from Trump supporters who say, “You know, the press slobbered all over President Obama. He could do no wrong. And now this guy can do no right. What gives?” That there’s a kind of whiplash.

CLINTON: Well, they did treat him differently than other Democrats and Republicans because they –


CLINTON: It was the political press. You know, I don’t know. They liked him, and they liked having the first African American president – and he was a good president, I think.

Here’s the full video (pertinent portion begins at the 6:44 mark):