(DAILY BEAST) One of President Obama’s closest advisers said he lied to the country for his own political benefit when he publicly stated his opposition to same-sex marriage in 2008. In his new book,Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, David Axelrod writes that he knew Obama supported gay marriage in 2008.
Axelrod quotes the then-candidate as saying “I’m just not very good at bullshitting,” after a campaign event where he stated his opposition.
In an interview with Lloyd Grove at The Daily Beast on Tuesday, Axelrod elaborated on what he wrote and gave insight into Obama’s “evolving” position on same-sex marriage.
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