Louis Farrakhan, an African-American Muslim and leader of the Nation of Islam, says President Obama and Democratic politicians have failed inner city black voters and taken their support for granted in previous elections.
In an unexpected move, Farrakhan told black voters in Washington, D.C., that President Barack Obama has done nothing to help the struggling African-American community and is only interested in preserving his legacy.
“Mr. President, you’re from Chicago and so am I,” said Farrakhan (see video).
“Your people are suffering and dying in the streets. You failed to do what should have been done.”
Louis Farrakhan is the leader of the religious group the Nation of Islam, the oldest African-American nationalist organization in the United States.
Farrakhan said Obama is only endorsing Hillary because he wants her to preserve his legacy, which is the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. – Obamacare).
Farrakhan said Obama is not a true leader, but merely a stooge of white establishment Democrats who ignore the plight of struggling African-Americans.
“I visited the worst neighborhoods [in Chicago]. I talked to the gangs. And while I was out there they said ‘You know, Farrakhan, the president ain’t never come here. Could you get him to come and look after us?’”
Farrakhan continued: “If you can’t go and see them, then don’t worry about your legacy because the white people that you served so well, they’ll preserve your legacy. But you didn’t earn your legacy with us. We put you there.”
Farrakhan also slammed the Democratic Party, saying it has made empty promises to help the African-American community but delivered nothing:
“So you Democrats, you been their [African-American] party a long time. What did you get? You got a president who’s worried about his legacy. You want Hillary to get in to protect your legacy because Trump said the minute he gets in, he is going to reverse the Affordable Care Act. Because that is your signature achievement.”
Farrakhan continued: “There’s your legacy, Mr. President: It’s in the streets with your suffering people.”
As the leader of a non-profit organization, Farrakhan cannot “endorse” a political candidate without jeopardizing the Nation of Islam’s tax exempt status.
Clarence Henderson, an African-American civil rights leaders, recently endorsed Donald Trump, saying it’s time to vote out say-anything, do-nothing politicians like Hillary and vote in real change.
“Politicians are a dime a dozen,” Henderson told CNN. “Donald Trump is a businessman, and America is a business.”
Henderson explained: “One of the biggest problems in America right now, especially in black communities, is the lack of jobs. Trump has proven that he knows how to create jobs.”
This election cycle, African-American voters like Bruce Carter, a former Bernie Sanders supporter who backs Trump, say Hillary and complacent Democrats are in for a rude awakening. “The Democrat establishment is about to learn the hard way that they don’t own the minority vote,” Carter promised.
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Both him and Don King used to support Obama…not anymore. pic.twitter.com/NlDJgRr9zr
— Jared Wyand ?? (@JaredWyand) September 21, 2016