Harry Belafonte isn't shy about sharing his political opinions. While he has vocally slammed the Tea Party in the past, he now has some tough words for President Barack Obama. In a blow that is sure to sting, the singer and activist says that the president and his "mission" have failed because of a lack of moral courage and vision.
Aside from claiming that Obama is "not a stand-alone," Belafonte addressed America's contentious debt crisis. He posed what he believes to be a convicting question for Congress, the president and other U.S. powerhouses: "What happened to moral truth" and moral courage?
These tough remarks were made to the Television Critics Association, while the entertainer was discussing his upcoming HBO documentary, "Sing Your Song." The 84-year-old singer, known as the King of Calypso, has been actively involved in political and social issues since the U.S. civil rights movement. Watch Belafonte discuss the film, which premieres on October 17:
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...[Belafonte spoke] pointedly about his disappointment in Barack Obama, charging that, though he's not alone in doing so, he's failed the country because he has not been able to see a moral purpose beyond political victories.
This isn't the first time in recent memory that the singer has offered his political opinions to the American public. Back in October 2010, The Blaze covered Belafonte's speech at the "One Nation" rally. The performer said:
“Abraham Lincoln knew the evil of slavery and in abolishing that evil saved America. Although slavery may have been abolished, crippling poison, racism, still persists. And the struggle still continues… Perhaps the greatest threat of all is the undermining of our Constitution and the systematic attacks against the inalienable rights of the citizens of this nation. Rights that are guaranteed by our Constitution. At the vanguard of this insidious attack is the Tea Party. This band of misguided citizens is moving perilously close to achieving villainous ends.”
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What will he have to say next? We'll have to wait and see.