Biographer David Garrow reportedly said in a shocking new interview that former president Barack Obama had confessed to fantasizing about having ‘making love’ to men.
In a letter to a girlfriend at the time, the former president spoke about his fantasies, Garrow told Tablet magazine in the interview.
According to Garrow, Emory University presently holds the redacted version of the letter.
Author David Garrow sat down with Tablet on Wednesday for a lengthy discussion to discuss his 2017 book Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama which clocks in at 1,472 pages.
The 70-year-old historian and winner of the Pulitzer Prize interviewed Obama for eight hours spread out across three days as part of research for the book.
“Sometime, right about when Rising Star came out, Alex indirectly sold the original, sold those letters, and they ended up at Emory. So Emory put out a press release saying, ‘We’ve gotten these rare letters by Barack Obama.’ And no mention of this paragraph that was too sensitive. None of the papers mentioned it. Emory didn’t mention it.” Garrow told Tablet in the interview.
“So I emailed Harvey [Klehr], said, ‘Go to the Emory archives.’ He’s spent his whole life at Emory, but they won’t let him take pictures. So Harvey has to sit there with a pencil and copy out the graph where Barack writes to Alex about how he repeatedly fantasizes about making love to men.” Garrow continued.
According to Garrow, the ex-girlfriend gave Tablet a copy of the letter but censored one passage, which she said was about “homosexuality.”
Garrow also said that, in his opinion, former President Obama was “as insecure as Trump.”
“I’ve sometimes said to people that I think Barack is actually just as insecure as Trump, but in ways that are not readily perceived by the vast majority of people. I think that’s probably my most basic takeaway.” Garrow said.
“And I don’t think he had any truly deep, meaningful policy commitments other than the need to feel and to be perceived as victorious, as triumphant.” he continued.
The stunning revelations come as Obama is preparing to help his former Vice-President, now President, Joe Biden in his quest for a second term in the White House.