The news is out: [Mr. Obama’s primary target, though, was Mr. Trump, his voice dripping with scorn as he said that while he never expected Mr. Trump to embrace his vision, he did hope that the next president “might show some interest in taking the job seriously.”
“But he never did,” Mr. Obama said. “For close to four years now, he has shown no interest in putting in the work, no interest in finding common ground, no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends, no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves.”]
Obama came with a shovel and did little work as usual. Not one word about the 3 drone bases his administration built in Africa to kill more Africans. Not one word about what he actually did for the black community. And, I don’t understand why are certain people are still claiming that Obama is the first black president of the US?
(Forgotten history?) On November 5, 1781, the Continental Congress elected John Hanson as “President of the United States in Congress assembled.” This title is also sometimes called “President of the Continental Congress.” This election has led to the contention that Hanson, rather than George Washington, was the first President of the United States.
Under the Articles of Confederation, the U.S. central government had no executive branch, and the position of president was largely ceremonial. Indeed, most of Hanson’s “presidential” duties consisted of dealing with official correspondence and signing documents. Finding the work so tedious, Hanson threatened to resign after just one week in office. After his colleagues in Congress appealed to his well-known sense of duty, Hanson agreed to continue to serve as president until the end of his one-year term on November 4, 1782.