Barack Obama obsessed with himself? That’s crazy talk!
(HuffPo) — Cornel West criticized President Barack Obama, saying he’s “obsessed with being on Mount Rushmore” and is focusing too much on his “legacy.”
“I think at this point he’s obsessed with being on Mount Rushmore, he wants to be a great figure in the pantheon of American presidents,” West told the Financial Times. “If you’re thinking about Mount Rushmore, you’re thinking about your legacy, your legacy, your legacy. Puh-lease.”
Though he isn’t totally pleased with the president, the Princeton professor said he felt Obama is being unfairly attacked by conservatives and those involved with the tea party movement. [...]
The Princeton University professor was equally harsh in his critique of U.S. foreign policy. Regarding the White House’s overseas drone campaign, West said, “The Obama administration is involved in some very ugly killing of innocent people.”