I work in similar circumstances, and there is an unspoken rule that they can’t publicly denounce him. They were so excited when he was elected, but as it became clear he wasn’t going to pay them any more mind than basic lip service, their enthusiasm cooled. Within a year of his election, every picture they’d hung up had come down, and they simply stopped talking about him. In my area in particular, foreigners were replacing blacks in the workplace rapidly; a blind person could see it, and so did the blacks.
Today you’d never know from observing them that Obama had ever existed. His last-minute appeals to support Hillary in PA went unheeded, and she lost states where black voters could have put her over the top (and therefore the election).
Early on, barqy made the statement that he was just the figurehead and that the real ideas came from his “focus groups”.