A revealing handwritten letter from President Barack Obama to his half-brother, Malik Abongo “Roy” Obama has been sold.
According to Page Six, the letter — written in July 1995, before Obama’s political career began, and sold by Malik — details the commander-in-chief’s reason for stepping into the world of politics. Among those reasons is the desire to “deal with some serious issues blacks face here.”
“Some colleagues of mine here have talked me into running for the Illinois State Senate (like being an MP for a province),” Obama wrote. “I have agreed, since I have an interest in politics to deal with some serious issues blacks face here.”
Although he is interested in entering the political arena, in the letter, Obama admitted he didn’t like meetings as well as an intent to be a part-time politician.
“Of course, it involves a lot of campaigning, going to meetings and so on, which I don’t find so attractive,” he said. “Anyway, if I win it will only be a part-time post, and I will continue my work as a lawyer.”
Prior to a collector buying the letter for an undisclosed amount, it was offered to various parties, including the Los Angeles-based memorabilia dealer Moments in …read more
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