Obama Responds To Critics: “I’m Not The President Of Black America”

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In an interview with Black Enterprise President Barack Obama directly addressed criticism over his perceived lack of involvement in the African-American community.

Peep how he handled it below:

How do you respond to criticism that your administration hasn’t done enough to support black businesses?

My general view has been consistent throughout, which is that I want all businesses to succeed. I want all Americans to have opportunity. I’m not the president of black America. I’m the president of the United States of America, but the programs that we have put in place have been directed at those folks who are least able to get financing through conventional means, who have been in the past locked out of opportunities that were available to everybody. So, I’ll put my track record up against anybody in terms of us putting in place broad-based programs that ultimately had a huge benefit for African American businesses.

We think he handled the question well — any other answer might have opened the door for all kinds of bs from right wing conservatives. Of course it’s likely that known Obama haters like Tavis Smiley and Cornel West will jump all over this one — just cuz he wouldn’t rather be at a New Black Panther rally or something like they act like he should want to be.

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