May 2nd, 2012
10:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's half-sister speaks out

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's half-sister, Auma Obama, gave new details Wednesday night of the conversation she had with her brother after he won the 2008 presidential election.

"It was a moment of great pride," Ms. Obama. "What for me was even more important and more moving was the fact that so many people from so many different backgrounds within America, the diversity of America culturally, with different language backgrounds, they all were behind him."

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  1. Leah DiMarco

    They should have interviewed Obama's sister Maya. Maya is the sister that Barack Obama grew up with.

    May 2, 2012 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  2. FED up

    They're not behind him anymore!!!!

    May 2, 2012 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Is it a real surprise that the family is proud of the president winning the election? If they weren't I'd be surprised.

    May 2, 2012 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  4. greg

    lovely well spoken young woman

    May 2, 2012 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain

    "What for me was even more important and more moving was the fact that so many people from so many different backgrounds within America, the diversity of America culturally, with different language backgrounds, they all were behind him."

    My thoughts exactly – and we still ARE behind him!

    Obama/Biden 2012

    May 3, 2012 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  6. Chin

    Simply awesome!

    May 3, 2012 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  7. Eric Sherrod Sr.

    Great job Piers! Auma Obama, was awesome! I can't wait to read her book.

    May 3, 2012 03:51 am at 3:51 am |
  8. Common Sense 2012

    That's what it is all about, everyone coming together for the greater cause...a stronger & unified America!!! One God, His nations for all...enough of the divisions

    May 3, 2012 04:29 am at 4:29 am |
  9. Marie MD

    She is right, the US is no longer angry white men and the rest of the country. Our country has changed and the party of hell no are still living in the 50s. Most in 1850s.

    May 3, 2012 06:28 am at 6:28 am |