Former President Barack Obama has said that he once broke a classmate’s nose in a changing room fight after he was racially abused by his then-friend. The 59-year-old Mr Obama shared the story on his new podcast “Renegades” with Bruce Springsteen.
“Listen, when I was in school, I had a friend. We played basketball together. And one time we got into a fight and he called me a c–n. Now first of all, ain’t no c–ns in Hawaii, right? It’s one of those things that where he might not even have known what a c–n was. What he knew was, ‘I can hurt you by saying this,’” Mr Obama said in the podcast.
He added: “And I remember I popped him in the face and broke his nose and we were in the locker room.”
“Well done,” Mr Springsteen responded.