Watch This: Clarence Thomas: Obama Says What Elites 'Expect From a Black Person'

The conservative Supreme Court justice said that he always knew the nation's first black president would be someone "approved by the elites and the media." 

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty); President Barack Obama (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty)

During a recent wide-ranging interview with C-SPAN, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas took a swipe at President Barack Obama's popularity among elites and the media, saying that Obama says "the prescribed things they expect from a black person," Fox News reports.

"Any black person who says something that is not the prescribed things that they expect from a black person will be picked apart ... So, I always assumed it would be someone the media had to agree with," Thomas said when asked if he ever expected to ever see an African-American president during his lifetime.

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