Obama’s presidential center is getting push back from left wing activists in Chicago. Even professors at the University of Chicago are against it. Now Obama is trying to save his center and even made a personal appearance in Chicago to do it.
FOX News reports:
Obama makes in-person pitch for presidential center
The Obama Foundation held its final public meeting Tuesday in a bid to win support for a planned Barack Obama presidential library on the South Side of Chicago.
Those who attended heard from a high-profile supporter of the project: the former president himself, who made a surprise appearance.
Obama tried to allay fears that the project could disrupt the neighborhood by attracting other development and forcing out longtime residents.
“We have such a long way to go before you will start seeing the prospect of gentrification,” Obama told the gathering, according to the Chicago Tribune. “(My daughter) Malia’s kids might have to worry about that. Right now, we’ve got to worry about broken curbs and trash and boarded-up buildings. That’s what we really need to work on.”
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) February 28, 2018
This is a man who is desperate to preserve his legacy.