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Sarah Palin scrutinized former president Barack Obama for his claims that she brought ‘dark spirits’ to the Republican party, according to the Daily Wire.
“Through Palin, it seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking on the edges of the modern Republican Party — xenophobia, anti intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward Black and brown folks — were finding their way to center stage,” Obama penned in his forthcoming book.
During an interview with Sean Hannity, Palin shot back, “There’s proof after proof after proof that he is a purveyor of untruths.”
“Our country has to love truth. We have to be seekers of truth. We have to be willing to follow truth. And there are so many untruths that Barack Obama is leading people towards still,” Palin said.
“The provisions about it’s OK to kill a baby in the womb — there are so many things that Barack Obama stands for still and he just doesn’t get it, that the solution to our issues in this country, it all comes down to simply loving truth. He does not represent nor love truth.”
“I’d like to think that given the chance to do it over again, he might have chosen differently,” Obama writes. “I believe he really did put his country first.”
“I’m not yet ready to abandon the possibility of America,” Obama says. He adds that he wrote the book “for young people — as an invitation to bring about, through hard work, determination, and a big dose of imagination, an America that finally aligns with all that is best in us.”
In Obama’s book, he said, “It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted.”
“Which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started peddling assertions that I had not been born in the United States and was thus an illegitimate president,” Obama wrote.