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Tavis Smiley And Cornel West Warn UK Riots Could Happen Here: ‘There Is A Bubbling’

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West are not holding anything back in their media blitz, first suggesting President Obama declared war on the poor, then revealing how they aren’t on the White House guest list, and now predicting the London riots could definitely happen in America because of this country’s great wealth disparity. Smiley sums up his frustration with Obama by offering a bit of advice: “enough with the speeches about now it’s time to focus on jobs.”

In an interview with Jake Tapper on ABC’s Nightline, Smiley warned why riots in America would be possible:

“One percent of the people owning and controlling more wealth than 90% of Americans, that’s unsustainable. That math won’t hold up long-term. There is a bubbling, there is a restlessness.”

And West chimes in too with an analogy that might ring a few unpleasant bells with some observers:

“If you don’t treat poor and working people with dignity now, chickens are going to come home to roost later. And it won’t be about love and justice. It will be about revenge, hatred, and then we all go under.”

Whether or not the message West and Smiley have about poverty starts resonating, one thing is clear. These two are not happy with Obama, especially since they feel Republicans know he compromises too much and “laugh when he’s not around.”

Watch the clip from ABC below:

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