Author: Prof. Obama 'Wouldn't Shake Hands, He'd Turn His Back On Me'

Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | March 13, 2013 | 10:17 AM EDT

Author and economist, John R. Lott Jr. told Conservative Commandos Radio Show (CCRS) that Professor Barack Obama wouldn't shake hands and would turn his back on him during discussions on controversial issues when they both worked at the University of Chicago.

"He had the most extreme consistent reaction interacting with me as anybody that I ever ran into," Lott told CCRS host Rick Trader.

Lott was discussing his new book, At the Brink, in which he recalls some of his interactions with then-professor Barack Obama at the University of Chicago Law School.

Lott told Trader, "The reason why he [Obama] stands out in my mind so much...he had the most extreme consistent reaction interacting with me as anybody that I ever ran into by far in academia."

"Also he [Obama] was the only one that just told me, point blank, that he didn't believe people should own guns.

"I mean there were other very liberal academics, or left-wing academics who would think that there ought to be strict gun-control or regulations.  But, he stood out because I don't think I ever had anybody else just so flatly tell me that they don't believe people should be able to own guns," Lott said.

Lott also elaborated on some of his other interactions with Obama:

"He wouldn't shake hands, he'd turn his back on me; the book goes through some of these things.

"And, you know, it was just obvious that he disliked me. He disliked me a lot. Not just, you know, as one would normally dislike somebody that they disagree with, but I think he actually viewed me as evil in some way because of our differences on the gun issue."

"I think he held that position very, very strongly and you know it affected the way he interacted with other people," Lott said.

Lott also said that one of the reasons that he wrote, At the Brink, is because he believes there is a "full-scale assault" by the president on the people's ability to own guns.

"People are missing how this is really the first president to go and fight for state regulations, to go and make it difficult for people to own guns," Lott told CCRS.

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