VIDEO: Morgan Freeman on Tea Party: “It’s a racist thing”
Morgan Freeman while promoting “The Dolphin Tale” made the comments in an interview on CNN’s Piers Morgan that aired Friday night, said the Tea Party’s
“stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves on term term. 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.”
Freeman concluded: “It is a racist thing.”
The actor said the rise of the Tea Party was a disturbing development. “It just shows the weak dark underside of America,” he said. “We’re supposed to be better than that. We really are. That’s why all those people were in tears when Obama was elected president. ‘Ah look at what we are–this is America.’ Then it just sort of started turning because these people surfaced–like stirring up muddy water.”
He said he was “kind of” disappointed that President Obama wasn’t more aggressive in taking on the Tea Party. “He was trying to hold on to his own promise that he would be president of all the people,” Freeman said.