President Obama speaks about his legacy in a CNN special hosted by Fareed Zakaria that was broadcasted on the cable network Wednesday night. In this segment Zakaria examines if race played a part in early opposition to the Obama agenda.
"The president doesn't see racism in mainstream opposition to him but he does see it on the fringes," Zakaria commented.
"There are people who dislike me because they think I'm a liberal," the president told the CNNer. "I think there is a reason why attitudes about my presidency among whites in northern states are very different from whites in southern states."
"So are there folks who whose primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign, the other? Are those that champion the birther movement feeding off of bias? Absolutely," Obama said on CNN's The Legacy of Barack Obama.