Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 13 Nov 2020

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 13 Nov 2020

Obama says Trump offered ‘elixir for racial anxiety’

Donald Trump won the US presidency in 2016 by promising “an elixir for the racial anxiety” of “millions of Americans spooked by a black man in the White House”, Barack Obama has claimed in his memoir. The former president writes that these Americans were vulnerable to “xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories [and] an antipathy toward black and brown folks”. His memoir, The Promised Land, is published next week.

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