Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman said Tuesday, "We’re going to be in a lot of trouble if we don't reelect" Barack Obama.
Appearing on PBS's Tavis Smiley show, Freeman added, "Because people on the other side of the fence scare me" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
MORGAN FREEMAN: I think that we did a really good thing when we elected Barack Obama. I read his books, they read his books. He is absolutely and totally qualified for the job. He has proven himself to be not only qualified for the job, but very good at it. The things that he’s managed to get accomplished in the face of so much push back is amazing. And I think, this is Morgan Freeman's personal thought, we’re going to be in a lot of trouble if we don't reelect him because people on the other side of the fence scare me.
I guess Freeman forgot that he said last September Obama's made racism "worse."
Of course, he also said the Tea Party is going to do "whatever [it] can to get this black man outta here."
Exit question: If Obama's doing such a great job in Freeman's view, what does he think about black unemployment at 12.3 percent?
— Noel Sheppard (@NoelSheppard) June 9, 2012