Morgan Freeman

AP

Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman has again sounded off on the president and the Republican Party.

“I think that we did a really good thing when we elected Barack Obama,” Morgan said in an interview on “Tavis Smiley” broadcast Tuesday. “He is absolutely and totally qualified for the job. He has proven himself to be not only qualified for the job, but very good at it. The things that he’s managed to get accomplished in the face of so much push back is amazing.”

Referring to the Republican Party, the “Shawshank Redemption” actor added: “I think — this is Morgan Freeman’s personal thought — we’re going to be in a lot of trouble if we don’t re-elect him because people on the other side of the fence scare me.”

Freeman prompted outrage last year after he said he believes the Tea Party is “racist” and doing whatever it can to get Obama out of office because he’s black.

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