On an official visit to Kenya over the weekend, President Obama labeled himself "the first Kenyan-American to be President of the United States."
"I am proud to be the first American President to come to Kenya -- (applause) -- and, of course, I'm the first Kenyan-American to be President of the United States. (Laughter and applause.) That goes without saying," the president said.
In 2012, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration abruptly stepped down from his post. According to a Foreign Policy report by Josh Rogin (now a reporter for Bloomberg), Gration was the subject of a withering evaluation from the State Department:
It is not even close: In a world poll of the U.S. presidential race, President Barack Obama is the clear favorite over Governor Mitt Romney. By a margin of 50-9 percent, Obama is favored in the poll of 21,797 respondents in 21 countries around the world.