He's not pretending.
Before he became Senator, for a few days, and then President, he was a Black street hustler on the streets of Chicago, after having been disbarred as a lawyer (to this day no body knows exactly why. its a big secret).
He has never had a real job. He has never been in the military. He has never worked as an ambassador or in any government post. He really is, nothing. Oh, oh, execpt he is a 'clean' Black man, and speaks like a White guy when he wants to. And his pants have sharp creases. That is the extent of his qualifications as the Democrats described them. He guest lectured supposedly on the Constitution in a Chicago university a few times, which caused the America media to summarily and falsely dub him a 'Professor', which is totally untrue and has been debunked. He is nothing more than a Black sock puppet for some unseen controlling force.
No. He is not pretending. He is the same as any of a thousand other adolescent Black guys you could pluck off the streets of Chicago, who don't know anything, don't want to know anything, and only want to party and play. But for being President (sort of), I do not know what this guy would be doing. He has no skills or experience at anything.
That really is who he is. It is no pretense. He is a living testament to the stupidity of America, and especially the American Left. His life is a real life fairy tale. Amazing.