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

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