Wayne Allen Root has been vocal about the fact that none of his classmates remember Obama at Columbia. But now an esteemed professor has come forward about not only he not knowing Obama but none of his colleagues.
Two questions immediately come to mind.
- Did he lie about ever attending Columbia?
- Did he attend but never go? How’d he pass?
Here is a piece by Root from The Blaze:
I was put on Professor Graff’s trail by another Columbia classmate, skeptical about Obama’s story. He told me that Professor Graff had been the speaker for the Class of ’53 last weekend at Columbia. My friend was watching Graff answer questions from the crowd when he was asked about Obama at Columbia. Graff said, “I have my doubts he ever went here.”
I was honored to learn that this legendary historian has been following my political career for many years. But he had no such cheery things to say about the President.
“I taught at Columbia for 46 years. I taught every significant American politician that ever studied at Columbia. I know them all. I’m proud of them all. Between American History and Diplomatic History, one way or another, they all had to come through my classes. Not Obama. I never had a student with that name in any of my classes. I never met him, never saw him, never heard of him.”
“I’m very upset by the whole story. I am angry when I hear Obama called ‘the first President of the United States from Columbia University.’ I don’t consider him a Columbia student. I have no idea what he did on the Columbia campus. No one knows him.”