Morgan Freeman delivered a shocking accusation on CNN’s Piers Morgan last Friday night by stating that the Tea Party movement has a racist agenda by doing everything it can to remove President Barack Obama and a black man from office.
The Freeman has never mentioned politics before, until now, and although most people believe and honor that he has the right to free speech and to think as he chooses, they are dumbfounded by how he labeled the political group as racist.
“What’s, what does that, what underlines that? Screw the country. We’re going to do whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here,” he said. Viewer reactions clearly put them in one of two camps, either supporting or criticizing the actor.
Dismissing Morgan’s suggestion that the motivations behind the group might be merely political, Freeman asserted, “It is a racist thing.”
Morgan said the fierce Republican opposition to Obama was coming at the expense of effective public policy and was eroding the high point of progress that was marked by Obama’s election. “It just shows the weak dark underside of America,” said Freeman. “We’re supposed to be better than that.”
When Morgan asked if he was disappointed that Obama hasn’t taken a tougher stance against the right-wing, Freeman, who endorsed Obama in the 2008 presidential election, admitted: “Kind of, but I understood that he was trying to hold onto his own promise that he would be president of all the people.”