Glaude: Obama Speech to Black Caucus ‘Condescending’; ‘Really Annoyed Me’
A Princeton professor African-American studies, Eddie Glaude, is blasting President Obama for the "condescending" speech he delivered Saturday, during which he urged black voters to vote for Hillary Clinton. Failure to do so, Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus, would "insult" him.
Glaude appeared Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Here's an excerpt:
GLAUDE: “They’re getting a little wobbly but they’re still still sturdy. (Laughter) And part of — you know, I am really — I was really annoyed actually by the president’s speech.”
SCARBOROUGH: “Were you really? I thought that was inspiring.”
GLAUDE: “Well, you know, I think part of what we see is that the Clinton campaign made a bad decision. They spent most of the summer trying to court disaffected Republicans and taking their baits for granted. And I said on this show that how what would happen as she was getting the endorsement of Bush Republicans and the like, how would that excite those folks who were supporting Bernie Sanders? How would that excite Latino, how would it excite voters African-American voters? And so, now, what do we get? Instead of a series of rationale arguments from the president to black political — to black voters, we get, you know, don’t insult me.”
SCARBOROUGH: “Wow. OK.”
GLAUDE: “And I just find that condescending. And I know I’m going to get in trouble for it, I just founded it —“