She eventually told him he ‘needed to go black’ (to date a black woman), whereas he countered that he would never find a black woman ‘he would feel truly comfortable with’.In the end, Cook tired of his emotional ‘withheld-ness, his lack of spontaneity’, and broke up with him in 1985.
This reportedly put pressure on Obama's relationship with Jager who is of Dutch and Japanese heritage.
By the time he was leaving for Harvard Law School, their relationship was on the rocks.
The couple quickly fell for each other and began dating.
But Garrow claims that Jager and Barack continued to see each other on and off after she arrived at Harvard for a teaching fellowship.'I always felt bad about it,' Jager said.
Or, more accurately, she’s going to say no at first— “This is from writer-director Richard Tanne, which introduces us to young Barack (Parker Sawyer) — cigarette dangling from his lips, hole rusted in the floor of his car —as he launches a one-man charm offensive to win over his crush and professional mentor, Michelle (Tika Sumpter).