It only makes sense that while Donald Trump hasn’t brought up the president’s nationality recently, someone was desperately needed to step up to the plate and say the thing that no one else was thinking about Obama.

Luckily, London mayor Boris Johnson did just that when he accused Obama of being Kenyan rather than American, explaining why he seemed not to care about UK-US relations. Johnson was specifically referring to the removal of the bust of Winston Churchill  from White House grounds in 2008.

“Some said it was a snub to Britain. Some said it was a symbol of the part-Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.”

Racism runs deep and dirty, and even when you’ve served two respectable terms as president, you can’t get any respect from some political hack with a two dollar haircut (And no, once again, I’m not referring to Trump this time).

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at