Described as ‘A necessary antidote to Obama worship’, the release of a new book called ‘The Amateur’ by Edward Klein, has revealed, some would say, damning secrets about Presdent Obama’s marriage, his run up to office and his subsequent dealings with former presidents. The book claims that Obama once was so depressed that his closest friends feared he may kill himself, whilst his wife, Michelle, had divorce papers prepared to submit to Obama back in 2000, following his unsuccessful attempt to secure a seat in Chicago. Apparently he ignored her advice and went to take on fourth term House member Bobby Rush, losing in such a disasterous style, that Michelle was completely disgusted with him, and Rush commented that he was an ‘educated fool’. Having only been married for eight years, their marriage was now on the rocks.
In the book, Klein writes, ‘After Obama’s humiliating defeat he was broke and deeply in debt and it looked as though he might be finished in public life. During the dark days that followed his defeat, he turned to Michelle for comfort. But she was in no mood to offer him sympathy. After all he had refused to listen to her warnings about taking on the formidable Bobby Rush. He had put his family in a precarious financial position. And he had dashed Michelle’s hopes of creating a stable and secure future. As a result their marriage was on the rocks, and Obama confided to friends that he and Michelle were talking about divorce. Michelle actually had divorce papers drawn up’, one of her friends told me’. All was not lost however as Obama ran for a Senate seat in Illinois in 2005 and won it, and the couple have now been married for over 21 years and have two beautiful daughters – Malia, 13, and Sasha, nine.
The book goes on to describe more claims about Obama and where exactly he was born. It features an interview with his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, in an attempt to find out if he was actually born in Kenya and whether or not he is a Muslim or a Christian as he claims to be. Klein asked Wright if he had managed to convert Obama from Islam to Christianity. In the book, Mr Wright answers, ‘That’s hard to tell. I think I convinced him that it was okay for him to make a choice in terms of who he believed Jesus is. And I told him it was really okay and not a put down of the Muslim part of his family or his Muslim friends’. The book also shows what Obama was like in his early campaigning days as he had a severe falling out with wealthy businessman, Steven Rogers, who became the Gund Family Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Rogers gave Obama $3,000 and much more, on the proviso that Obama came and spoke at the local school if he got elected. After Obama did get elected, he made it known that he was too busy to fulfil his engagement with the school and told Rogers, ‘Come on man, you should know better when politicians make promises’. Rogers was furious and screamed at him, ‘You’re a dirty rotten m*****f*****. What kind of s*** are you trying to pull? F*** you, you big-eared m*****f*****.’ Obama did turn up to the school a year later but the damage had been done and they were no longer friends.
Klein also states in the book that Michelle is intensely jealous of any female attention her husband receives so she has him watched as she does not want him to become the next John F Kennedy and cheat on her. This is corroborated by the claim that while Obama was studying at Harvard as a law student, Michelle would have jealous fits of rage if she saw him talking to other women. Evidently she ‘drove a lot of Barack’s friends away’, Klein writes and the only reason they married in the first place was because Michelle ‘insisted’ upon it – because she wanted to ‘remake him’ as she wanted and not let him have an easy life.
The White House has refuted all the claims in this book and stated that Mr Edward Klein has a tendency to make things up.