Americans are continuing to learn more and more about Barack Obama’s past.

In fact, reporters just uncovered another truth.

And it surprised everyone.

When Obama was a student at Harvard Law, he co-authored an essay entitled “Race and Rhetoric”.

And he summed up that the American dream was being Donald Trump.

The Daily Caller reports:

“A recently unearthed essay co-written by Barack Obama in 1991 stated that the American dream is to be Donald Trump.

Penned while the former president was a graduate student at Harvard Law — with the help of fellow classmate Robert Fisher — “Race and Rights Rhetoric” summed up the American mindset as “a continuing normative commitment to the ideals of individual freedom and mobility, values that extend far beyond the issue of race in the American mind.”

“The depth of this commitment may be summarily dismissed as the unfounded optimism of the average American—I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don’t make it, my children will.”

The excerpt of that previously unpublished law school paper found its way inside Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, the new 1,460-page biography written by Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Garrow that focuses on Obama’s early years.”

In the late 80s and early 1990s, Trump symbolized the American success story.

He turned his family business into an empire and became a celebrity.

And in 2016, he shocked the world by winning the Presidency despite being a complete outsider.

He proved Obama’s words true by destroying the myth that you must work your way through the political system to win the highest office in the land.

But Obama’s words are shocking because liberals don’t really believe the average American has any reason to be optimistic about advancement.

Modern day liberalism is centered on grievance politics – where Democrats convince groups that the system is rigged against them and they must vote for big government programs in order to be taken care of.

While Obama may have written back in 1991 about the need to shift towards an “opportunity” based rhetoric rather than a “rights” based rhetoric, Obama’s two terms in office wedded the party solely to identity politics.

Homosexual marriage was a “right”.

The ability to illegally enter the country and demand citizenship was a “right”.

Black Lives Matter was celebrated by the White House and issued a series of demands about “rights” which included reparations for slavery and a radical redistribution of wealth.

The Obama administration insisted schools recognize the “rights” of boys to change with girls in their lockerooms and share the bathroom.

Obama was correct in 1991 when he said Donald Trump was the symbol of the American Dream and that America is great because people have the opportunity to chart their own course and achieve success beyond their station in life.

But he proved his words were empty.

Obama’s Presidency became the high-points for “rights” based on rhetoric and grievance politics.