PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: But...but listen. It’s hard winning in Georgia. Just like it’s hard winning in Iowa. Just like it’s hard winning in a lot of the country. And one thing, I think, that I hope the book also reminds us of…yeah, those of us who live in D.C., or New York, or L.A., you know...sometimes, we do not have a good enough sense of how big this country is and how a lot of folks do not accept at all things that we who are living in urban, metropolitan areas just take for granted.
CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD: Oh, I’m from South Carolina. I know.
OBAMA: Yeah, I mean...it’s...you know- you go...there are big chunks of the country- even in our own communities, right? I mean, so...so I deeply believe that people should be treated equally under the law regardless of sexual orientation.
CHARLAMAGNE: I was shocked you talked about that in the book.
OBAMA: But...but we all, you know… I mean, I think that (there are) big chunks of our community where that’s still controversial. People were surprised about a lot of Hispanic folks who voted for Trump. But there are a lot of evangelical Hispanics who...you know… the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans or puts detainees...you know... undocumented workers in cages- they think that’s less important than the fact that...you know...he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion.