Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore had a few choice words about President Barack Obama during a recent interview at the Toronto Film Festival.

“When the history is written of this era, this is how you’ll be remembered: He was the first Black president,” Moore said.

“OK, not a bad accomplishment, but that’s it,” Moore explained. “That’s it, Mr. Obama, 100 years from now: ‘He was the first Black American that got elected president.’ And that’s it. Eight years of your life and that’s what people are going to remember. Boy, I got a feeling, knowing you, that — you’d probably wish you were remembered for a few other things, a few other things you could’ve done.”

Moore, who was once a Obama supporter, also said that he doesn’t think Obama “saved Detroit,” and said his presidency was “a huge disappointment.”


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  • OSHH

    ITA with Objection.

  • Elizabeth Jones

    Interesting. I can remember quite a few things President Obama has done during his terms in office. You have the Affordable Care Act, killing Bin Laden (although I have my issues with how it went down), getting rid of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (and subsequently endorsing gay marriage), My Brother’s Keeper, not bowing down to Republican demands during the government shutdown and lest not forget the creation of jobs under his term; although Republicans have been very successful at slowing down this process. White liberals assumed the black man would be the very image THEY wanted him to be. Black folks didn’t fall for it all the way because President Obama is still operating inside the walls of Washington and all of their rules. I never assumed Obama was going to be Superman because I know the racial and political paradox in America but white liberals are never satisfy. Like white people in general, if a black person is not cut in the image they like, boy oh boy you will see the whiteness come out of them at that moment.

  • saphire 708

    I actally tend to agree with MM. Look at all the things Obama did that’s at odds with how he first ran as president:

    NSA spying issue when he was against the patriot act

    a war with syria

    a [email protected]$tarsation of the affordable care act from what he ran on originally

    NO movement on economic disparity

    prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other president

    and zero intervention on communities whose have been targeted by racial attacks.

    sigh, there is more- its just too depressing

  • The good news is – no one cares what he thinks! Obama’s legacy will be written by people of color – primarily Latino’s, Indians (of Hindi descent), Asians, Black people and biracial people – so I think it’s safe to say that opinions like Moore’s and other people who think like him are obsolete for President Obama’s legacy the minute they speak them.

    • Chi

      There’s no such thing as Hindi descent. Hindu is a religion and Hindi is a language. Someone can be of Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayan(the list goes on) descent.

    • Marley Writes

      Thank you Chi for that clarification. I apologize if I may have offended you or anyone else. Much respect.

    • I don’t know about that