“Oh yeah, I guess I’ve always thought there would be black coaches, black heads of universities,” Thomas said. “Maybe again as I said I’m naïve, but the thing I always knew is that it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites and the media because anybody that they didn’t agree with, they would take apart.”
“You pick your person, any black person who says something that is not the prescribed things that they expect from a black person will be picked apart,” he added. “You can pick anybody, don’t pick me, pick anyone who has decided not to go along with it; there’s a price to pay. So, I always assumed it would be somebody the media had to agree with.”
Thomas said he has not spoken at length with the president, but that the two met and shook hands when Obama visited the Supreme Court and met all the Justices.
“I don’t do a lot of Washington and I’m not into politics, so I mean there’s not that many occasions,” Thomas said. “I shook hands with him at the inauguration, very polite, but I’ve had no in-depth conversation.”