Aw that’s racist — to expect to interpret Barack’s remark as though it had been put in English! Ebonics mixes singulars and plurals without rhyme or reason. Surely there was an elided word [stuff] as in “You didn’t build that [stuff].”
But wait, isn't The One the SMARTEST person ever to be President? Surely he would be proficient at basic grammar, no? But then maybe he was out in the Choom Gang van, or whatever it was called, during English class.
I guess we can now surmise that he wasn't one of the 14 editors selected to the Harvard Law Review based on first year grades and a writing competition submission; or the next 20 who were selected based on the writing competition submission alone. I guess he was one of the 46 selected on a discretionary basis.