Tavis Smiley is probably one of President Barack Obama’s most vocal critics. In a recent interview with HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill, Smiley insist he is only holding the nation’s leader accountable.

During the interview, which aired Sept. 11, the New York Times bestselling author joined Hill to discuss the year leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. After addressing his book and the journey Dr. King Jr. endured, Hill segued way to Smiley’s critiques of POTUS as well as his [Smiley’s] statements on racism, poverty and militarism.

Smiley said, “I don’t have a monopoly on the truth. There is the truth, and then there is the way to the truth. And I’m always on that route to the truth. I don’t have a monopoly on it. I tell the truth as best as I see it, try to hold folk accountable, and do all that in love.”

The radio and television host said he respects the president, but will also correct him when he’s wrong.

More than half way through the interview Smiley added, “But the data is going to indicate—I said this before and I’m not happy about this, I don’t celebrate this. I don’t say it as a way of demonizing the president or casting an aspersion on him – but the data is going to indicate that black people lost ground in every single leading economic category during the Obama years.”

Watch the entire interview below.

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  • Jordan

    Entro those same policies are still intact even after Bush left office. One day somebody has to hold Obama accountable. No president is perfect.

  • What’s up

    Bush basically destroyed our economy and started a never ending war. Obama came in there and just made it worse. To top it off other branches of government,esp those who are republicans,have made it clear that no matter what they’ll do anything to spite him.

    To make matters worse,once he’s out of office congress and senate will start actually doing their jobs,which will result in the next president looking like they’re amazing when in reality it’s just congress and senate doing their job for the first time in 8 years.

    Ultimately this country has been destroyed over the past 35 years due to horrible leaders.

    • postmyposts

      Let’s start with Ronald Reagan

  • GeekMommaRants

    Smiley is consistent with his hatred of Obama. So now we all have health insurance, this must be how we lost ground. GTFOH.


    PRESIDENT Ronald Reagan, and his politics is where it all BEGAN!!! President Obama has done what he could with his house support!!!. PLEASE PEOPLE BE PROUD OF AMERICA FOR HIS CHOICE!!!
    Thank you very much!!!.

  • betty

    Yah, did he lose his hair during President Obama’s election results too? Old COON!