Say What: Little Boy Asks Barack Obama 'Why Do People Hate You?'

Tyren Scott, a 4th grader from New Orleans got a chance to ask the president the last question during a question and answer session at a town hall meeting:

"Why do people hate you? And why, aren't they supposed to love you, if God is love?" Tyren asked the commander-in-chief.

"First of all, I did get elected president, so not everybody hates me; I got a whole lot of votes," Obama joked. "A lot of it is what's called politics, where once one party wins, the other party feels like they've got to poke you a little bit to keep you on your toes. So you shouldn't take it too seriously."

He went on. "But people are worried about their own lives. A lot of people are losing their jobs right now. They're losing their health care or they lost their homes to foreclosure and they're feeling frustrated, and when you're president of the United States, you've got to deal with all of it. You get some of the credit when things are going good, but when things are going bad, you get some of the blame."

"But that's all right," Obama said, adding, "I'm a pretty tough guy. Are you a tough guy? You look pretty tough. So you've just got to keep going on going, even when folks are criticizing you, when you know you're doing it for other people."

You can always count on little kids asking the most brutally honest questions!



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