*Singer and activist Harry Belafonte spoke on the subject of President Barack Obama yesterday while promoting his new HBO documentary, saying the leader and his “mission” have failed because of a lack of moral courage and vision.
The president is “not a stand-alone,” Belafonte told television critics Thursday. Regarding the debt-ceiling crisis, Belafonte said he would ask Congress, the president and other U.S. institutions of power “what happened to moral truth” and moral courage.
Belafonte said Obama’s “Yes We Can” slogan “may have been politically clever, but he never defined for us what was it he was saying we can do.”
Listen to his entire comment about Obama in the bonus audio below:
As previously reported, Belafonte spoke to the Television Critics Association about “Sing Your Song,” a documentary about him airing Oct. 17 on HBO. The 84-year-old singer, known as the King of Calypso, has pushed for political and social change since the U.S. civil rights movement.