Juan Williams: Politicians Like Obama Change Accents 'In Front Of Jewish Groups' To Relate To Them

October 3, 2012 - 9:02 AM

Both white and black politicians change their accents “in front of Jewish groups” and “in front of Italian groups,” Fox News Contributor Juan Williams told “Hannity’s America” last night.

Host Sean Hannity and Williams were discussing a video of Barack Obama taped in 2007 in which then-Senator Obama appeared to use a different accent while speaking to a predominantly black audience at Hampton University in Virginia.

Hannity asked Williams: “Does he [Obama] sound the same?”

“No,” Williams responded.

Hannity then pressed Williams to explain why Obama would change his accent.

“Because he was speaking at Hampton University, speaking to an elite audience of young black people,” Williams answered.

Hannity shot back, “And why would he speak differently to this group?”

“He was relating to them directly…white politicians, black politicians, people do it in front of Jewish groups, they do it in front of Italian groups, C’mon Sean,” Williams replied.

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