*There’s been a lot of recourse about the criticism Tavis Smiley and Cornel West have spewed against President Obama.
Steve Harvey in particular spoke out against the duo and even called them “uncle toms.” Yikes.
“I was a huge fan of Cornel West,” he said. “[But] Tavis, I seen him coming a mile away. His anger started when he had a town hall meeting, President Obama couldn’t come because of the campaign trail and he sent Mrs. Obama. He has held that grudge every since.”
He continued, “You don’t have any real basis behind your dislike for this man…you keep masking it saying it’s not about hate. Then what is it about? Poverty existed before January 20, 2008. Where was your damn bus then?”
He kept going off on a rant and even joked about Tavis’ request for the president to sit down at a two to three summit on the issue of poverty.
“Who in the hell got 2-3 days for your ass? I ain’t got time to sit down with your monkey behind for two, three days, let alone the President of the United States. We got three wars going on, the economy crashing and we going to sit down with Tavis ass for three days?”
Then he proposed that Smiley is being funded by someone to say these things and produce the poverty tour.
Harvey continued his rant by referring to Smiley and West as being affiliated with UTLO.org (which stands out for “Uncle Tom Look Out”).
Listen to the rant: