Noelani Kindergarten Class, Hawaii 1966-67 – Photo by Wini Otaguro
…. a few years later:
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand together in the Blue Room of the White House, before a brunch celebrating the Inauguration, Jan. 18, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
So, did you hear what Donald Trump had to say on Good Morning America? He finds it strange that “nobody knew” President Obama as a young child in Hawaii.
“Let me tell you … if I got the nomination, if I decide to run, you may go back and interview people from my kindergarten. They’ll remember me. [With Obama,] nobody comes forward. Nobody knows who he is until later in his life. It’s very strange.”
You know, that is so true. I mean, is there even any photographic evidence to show President Obama went to Kindergarten in Hawaii???
President Obama in kindergarten in Hawaii (Noelani Elementary School, Oahu)
“Note they disguised all the Kenyans to appear Hawai’ian.”
Okay, but here’s an article proving that no one – absolutely NO ONE – actually remembers the President from Kindergarten:
Maui News (January 2009): As student teachers, it never occurred to Aimee Yatsushiro or Katherine Nakamoto that a cute 5-year-old from their first teaching experience would become president one day, actually the first African-American president.
“You tell students all the time you can be whatever you want to be when you grow up,” Nakamoto said. “And now here’s Barack Obama. He’s president. Who would have thought?”
Yatsushiro, a retired teacher from Kahului, served as a student teacher from September to December 1966 at Noelani Elementary School on Oahu. Her supervising teacher was Kazuko Sakai, the primary educator for about 25 students in a kindergarten class that included a boy named Barack “Barry” Obama.
“He was a cute, likable, heavy build-child,” Yatsushiro recalled. “I could visualize Barry smiling, dressed in his long-sleeved, white shirt tucked into his brown Bermuda shorts, and wearing laced shoes.”
….Nakamoto said she never used a nickname for the student. “We called him Barack. . . . He was very well mannered, respectful, confident and independent.”
Both women were filled with pride Tuesday morning as they watched the inauguration and festivities unfold on television.
“I don’t cry very easily,” Yatsushiro said. “But today I had tears.”
….”He was always nicely dressed,” Nakamoto said as she looked at the old photograph recently. “He wasn’t outstanding in any way like being naughty or anything. I just remember him being confident, like the way a president should be.”
“He was a good listener from the time he was little,” Yatsushiro said. “I remember him always smiling and observing, just watching all the time, smiling and observing. He didn’t have to be the center of attention.”
“I think he’ll make a good president,” Nakamoto said. “I just feel like he’s not afraid. That’s how he was when he was small and that’s how he is now.”
Maui teachers Katherine Nakamoto (right) and Aimee Yatsushiro pose with a photo taken in 1967 of Barack Obama’s kindergarten class. Both served as student teachers for the class during the school year 1966-67.
So, once more I ask, where’s the proof President Obama went to kindergarten in Hawaii? See? You America-haters can’t provide any.
Time: In a heated exchange on The View, real estate magnate says there’s “something on that birth certificate” that Obama doesn’t like.
Behar: “Are you a birther, Donald?”
Trump: “Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate?…I can’t rely on some newspaper… I want him to show his birth certificate.”
Goldberg: “That’s the biggest pile of dog mess I’ve heard in ages.”
Hasselbeck: “Then why not show it?
Truly, these people are pure unadulterated racist scum.