Morgan Freeman thinks that Barack Obama‘s presidency has “stirred muddy waters” and inspired a certain racism amongst republicans and Tea Partiers who say, “Screw the country; We’re going to do…what ever we can to get this black man out of here.” Talking tonight with Piers Morgan, Freeman somberly suggests that Republican anti-Obama goals are “a racist thing” that show “the weak, dark undersides of America.”
“We’re supposed to be better than that,” he mourns. “We really are.”
Citing the Tea Party and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell specifically, Freeman says that, “Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term,” and that, “It’s a racist thing.”
Asked if he is disappointed with Obama, Freeman is keeps close to his idealism. “Kind of, but I so understood that he was trying to hold onto his own promise,” he reasoned, presenting Obama as more than just a black president. “He would be the President of all the people.”
And to be sure, Freeman’s not giving up on him. “They’re not going to get rid of Obama either,” he predicts. “They’re shooting themselves in the head.”
The full episode, during which Freeman also talks acting, dating and “much more” airs tonight at 9pm ET/PT.
Watch the clip courtesy of CNN below:
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