Axelrod Book: Obama Annoyed At Romney Concession Call
[su_right_ad]In David Axelrod’s new book, Believer, the former Obama adviser says Mitt Romney told the president he won only because of the black vote. The president was not happy with the tone of the concession.
President Obama was shocked and irritated by Mitt Romney’s concession callin the 2012 presidential election—and claimed Romney insinuated that Obama won only by getting out the black vote, according to a new book by presidential campaign strategist David Axelrod.
Obama was “unsmiling during the call, and slightly irritated when it was over,” Axelrod writes.
The president hung up and said Romney admitted he was surprised at his own loss, Axelrod wrote.
“‘You really did a great job of getting the vote out in places like Cleveland and Milwaukee,’ in other words, black people,'” Obama said, paraphrasing Romney. “That’s what he thinks this was all about.”
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