Iconic activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader ripped President Obama last week, especially over what he sees as lack of progress in increasing the minimum wage.
“Has there ever been a bigger con man in the White House?” he asked.
Nader opined to host Amy Goodman of “Democracy Now!” that the Democrats have gone out of their way to delay action on increasing the federally-mandated wage rate, adding that Obama has more or less ignored the issue since he’s been in office.
Nader than repeated a rhetorical question he posed to Goodman several years ago: “Has there ever been a bigger con man in the White House?”
The audience responded with cautious applause.
“The one ingredient you want when you vote for somebody…it’s their moral courage and the fire in the belly,” Nader said soon after, implying that Obama has neither. “That’s what makes all the difference in the world.”
Watch Nader in action below, via 92Y: