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Former President Barack Obama said he broke a friend’s nose for calling him a racial slur, according to Fox News.

“When I was in school I had a friend, we played basketball together,” Obama explained.

“And one time we got in a fight.”

“And he called me a coon. Now, first of all, ain’t no coons in Hawaii, right?”

“So, it’s one of those things where he might not even know what a coon was… what he knew was ‘I could hurt you by saying this,’” the former president continued. “And I remember, I popped him in the face and broke his nose. We were in the locker room.”

Obama said his friend asked him afterwards, “Why did you do that?”

“Don’t you ever call me something like that,” Obama said.