Morgan Freeman calls Tea Party ‘racist’

    Morgan Freeman has dubbed the Tea Party with a new label because of its targeted political agenda.

    During his interview on "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Friday, the beloved actor called the extremely conservative group’s efforts to oust President Barack Obama "a racist thing."

    "Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term," Morgan stated. "What underlines that? ‘Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we can to get this Black man outta here.’"

    Morgan, who once had to deny voicing a Tea Party attack ad, asserted that what disappoints him most about the party’s goal is that it reveals the United States hasn’t totally changed its attitude about race. Their aims "just show the weak, dark, underside of America" in his opinion.

    "We’re supposed to be better than that. We really are," Morgan said. "That’s why all those people were in tears when Obama was elected president. ‘Ah, look at what we are. Look at how, this is America.’ You know? And then it just sort of started turning because these people surfaced like stirring up muddy water."

    The Bruce Almighty star would have liked to see President Obama stick up for himself and fight back, but he’s aware that the president is in a very unique position.

    Morgan said, "I understood that he was trying to hold onto his own promise that he would be president of all the people."



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