David Garrow, author of Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, said in an interview published Wednesday that Barack Obama once wrote that he fantasized about having sexual relations with other men.
In an interview with Tablet magazine, Garrow said Obama wrote about his fantasies in a letter to his girlfriend at the time.
Alexandra McNear, Obama’s girlfriend at Occidental College, provided the letter to Garrow but redacted one paragraph.
“How did you get those three women, Obama’s college and law school girlfriends, to give you Obama’s love letters to them, and what was the most surprising thing you found in them?” Tablet asked Garrow.
Garrow replied, according to Tablet:
With Alex [McNear, Obama’s girlfriend at Occidental College], I think she wanted to have her role known. So when Alex showed me the letters from Barack, she redacted one paragraph in one of them and just said, “It’s about homosexuality.”
And then sometime, right about when Rising Star came out, Alex indirectly sold the original, sold those letters, and they ended up at Emory. So Emory put out a press release saying, “We’ve gotten these rare letters by Barack Obama.” And no mention of this paragraph that was too sensitive. None of the papers mentioned it. Emory didn’t mention it.
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.
NEW: Former President Barack Obama once told his ex-girlfriend that he “repeatedly fantasizes about making love to men” according to biographer David Garro.
The comments by Obama were allegedly written in a letter to his girlfriend at the time.
A copy of the letter was provided… pic.twitter.com/em6W6kswyN
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