Barack Obama is “as insecure as Trump,” his biographer said this week — and doubled down on his book’s revelations that the former president “repeatedly fantasizes about making love to men.”
The 70-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning historian sat with Obama for eight hours over three days for the massive tome, which received mixed reviews — and obtained letters from three of his former girlfriends.
Among them was Alex McNear, Obama’s girlfriend when they both attended Occidental College in Los Angeles.
“So when Alex showed me the letters from Barack, she redacted one paragraph in one of them and just said, ‘It’s about homosexuality,’” Garrow told Tablet.
The letters eventually ended up at Emory University, where their most salacious bits were transcribed by hand by Garrow’s friend Harvey Klehr.
“So I emailed Harvey, said, ‘Go to the Emory archives.’ He’s spent his whole life at Emory, but they won’t let him take pictures. So Harvey has to sit there with a pencil and copy out the graph where Barack writes to Alex about how he repeatedly fantasizes about making love to men.”
In his time with Obama, Garrow found a stunning similarity between the 44th president and his successor, Donald Trump.
“I’ve sometimes said to people that I think Barack is actually just as insecure as Trump, but in ways that are not readily perceived by the vast majority of people,” he said.
“I think that’s probably my most basic takeaway.”
Obama, 62, “has no interest in building the Democratic Party as an institution. I think that’s obvious,” the author mused.
“And I don’t think he had any truly deep, meaningful policy commitments other than the need to feel and to be perceived as victorious, as triumphant.”
Garrow also revealed that he thinks Obama would be “too lazy” to serve on the Supreme Court, which President Biden said he’d nominate his former boss to “if he’d take it.”
“He’d be terrible because he’s too lazy. This is in the book. It goes back to him being Hawaiian,” he said. “At one point, he says, ‘I’m fundamentally lazy and it’s because I’m from Hawaii.’ That’s close to the actual quote.”
“Rising Star” made headlines when it was published and revealed that, among other things, the former president was a sex machine shortly after he moved to New York City in the 1980s to attend Columbia University.