Obama ‘has not been loyal’ to an old friend

Laura Donovan Contributor
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The first family is apparently too cool for their old buddy, Hermene Hartman, who they’ve known for more than 15 years.

Hartman, publisher of the Chicago magazine N’Digo, told Chicago Magazine on Monday that her relationship with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama “used to be good” but things have changed.

“It used to be superb before they got to the White House,” Hartman said. “I haven’t been invited and I’m insulted.”

Hartman, who met Obama when he was trying to get her magazine to review his book “Dreams From My Father”, says the president is “not necessarily loyal.” Hartman added that she’s gone the extra mile for Obama, having gotten Reverend Al Sharpton to support him during the 2008 presidential primaries before rival Hillary Clinton dropped out.

“In Chicago politics, that’s rule number one: be loyal; dance with the one who brought you,” Hartman said. “I was very loyal to Barack, but he has not been loyal to some of the people who were there for him from day one…That’s my personal disappointment in him. Did you outgrow us, or did you forget?”