Robert Redford said racism causes a lot of the criticism that Barack Obama receives. On Oct. 16, USA Today reported that the actor has made a somewhat controversial statement about the President and those who oppose him. While people are debating Redford's words, others completely agree with him... and that's not surprising.
"There is a body of congressional people that wants to paralyze the system. I think what sits underneath it, unfortunately, is there's probably some racism involved, which is really awful," Redford said. He says that it is clear that many want to take the President down -- and some of that still stems from racist opinions.
Robert Redford's racism comment has drawn comments from both parties. The comment which was actually said in a tasteful manner and was very candid is being slaughtered by hundreds of people who can't believe that Redford would say such a thing... but the question is... do you think that he is right?
"I think just the idea of giving credit to this president, giving him credit for anything, is abhorrent to them, so they'll go against it. Never mind that it's the better good of the people, never mind that they're supposed to be in office representing the interest of the public. They're representing their own self-interests, which is very narrow and in some cases bigoted," Redford added.
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