Farrakhan: Obama chose gay people, Israel over black Americans

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan tore into President Barack Obama over the weekend, saying the outgoing commander in chief has favored Israel and the gay community while sidelining African-Americans.

The controversial minister criticized Obama during a sermon Sunday. Farrakhan said the president’s legacy is not with the Affordable Care Act, but is instead “in the street with your suffering people,” describing the crime-ridden culture in Chicago, Obama’s hometown.

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“If you can’t go and see about them, then don’t worry about your legacy,” Farrakhan charged. “‘Cause the white people that you served so well — they’ll preserve your legacy.”

“The hell they well,” he added sarcastically.

Farrakhan went on to say Obama “didn’t earn” a legacy with the black community, even though “we put you there.”

“You fought for the rights of gay people; you fought for the rights of this people and that people,” he said. “You fight for Israel. Your people are suffering and dying in the streets.”

Farrakhan recounted comments he has heard from black youth in Chicago, who claim the president “ain’t never come” to the Illinois city. “There’s your legacy, Mr. President,” he said.

The Muslim leader urged Obama to “come on back to the hood” after leaving the White House and become a community organizer once again.

See Farrakhan’s comments below:

(H/T: Daily Caller)


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