Barack Obama’s 1986 Postcard Sells For $24K, Reveals President’s Insecurities

Barack Obama’s 1986 Postcard Sells For $24K, Reveals President’s Insecurities
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A postcard sent by U.S. President Obama to his half-brother in 1986 is being sold for $24,000. The said postcard reveals how his job then almost took a toll on him. It also shows Obama, like any ordinary person, can sometimes feel insecurities.


According to Page Six, the said postcard for Malik Abongo “Roy” Obama revealed how down Obama felt after organizing an event. “Work has been tough and my time has been tight . . . I’ve had a somewhat discouraging time,” the 54-year-old leader wrote in March 1986 to his half-brother, who lived in Washington, DC then.

The re-elected President of the United States met his half-brother for the first time in Kenya in 1985 while working for the Developing Communities Project from the said year until 1988 as its director.

“I’m responsible for organizing an about 250,000 person community . . . where unemployment is high and hope is low,” Obama added. “My inexperience is showing, but I hope that by the end of this year I will have a fairly good perspective on . . . this type of work.”

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It can be noted that the postcard was not the only article from the US commander in chief that Roy put into auction. It can be recalled that he already sold some of his letters to him in the past.

“Some colleagues of mine here have talked me into running for the Illinois State Senate,” a 1995 noted from Michelle Obama’s husband reads.

If his job as a director revealed his inexperience, the same cannot be said of the presidency. It seems that Obama have this “job” down pat. He would not have amassed great supporters if he did not.

Meanwhile, Forbes reported that Barack Obama only had good words for Cuba’s socialized health care system. “Medical care–the life expectancy of Cubans is equivalent to that of the United States, despite it being a very poor country, because they have access to health care,” the U.S. President said while speaking in a town hall in Argentina. “That’s a huge achievement. They should be congratulated.”

The report further revealed that Barack Obama was firm in his stand against “barbaric” and “evil” slavery, which is “wrong in every sense.”

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