Barack Obama is an African American man. He is black and he was born in Hawaii. He is the president of the United States.
Despite all this, conservative author and convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza tried to convince Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Monday that the president has not lived the “African American experience” for reasons that first included the president not having “descended from slaves on either side of his family.”
When asked for clarification, considering Obama indeed has “black skin and grew up in America as a black man,” as a rather shocked Kelly correctly noted, D’Souza answered, “Well he grew up in Hawaii.”
“That’s America!” Kelly reminded him.
Unable to put the breaks on his thought process, D’Souza trailed on with mentions of the president’s past trips to Indonesia and Kenya as further proof he has not lived the true African American experience.
“Oh come on Dinesh! That does not deprive him of the African American experience.”
This all follows a series of bizarre tweets from D’Souza, in which he compared himself to Martin Luther King Jr. and Obama to J. Edgar Hoover.
Monday’s segment concluded with our momentary hero, Megyn Kelly, asking D’Souza how his time holed up in a community confinement center after being convicted of campaign finance fraud was going.