VIDEO: Tavis Smiley: ‘Black People Are Not Better Off Under Obama’

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  • Tavis Smiley has gone in on President Obama again.

    If you missed it, last week he was on “Hannity” on Fox News to debate the government shutdown and out of that appearance, Smiley said that the lot of black Americans has not improved under this current presidency.

    “Are black Americans better off five years into the Obama presidency?” Hannity bluntly asked.

    “Let me answer your question very forthrightly: No, they are not,” Smiley said. “The data is going to indicate, sadly, that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category.”

    “On that regard,” he added, “The president ought to be held responsible.”

    “I respect the president. I will protect the president. And I will correct the president. He’s right on this government shutdown. Republicans are thwarting the rule of law with the Constitution. If they let this debt go into default, they’re trampling again on the Constitution.”

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