Conservative pundit Ben Stein called US President Barack Obama “the most racist president” America has ever had during comments on Fox News on November 2.
“I watch with fascination, with incredible fascination, all the stories about how the Democratic politicians, especially Hillary [Clinton], are trying to whip up the African-American vote and say, ‘Oh, the Republicans have policies against black people in terms of the economy,’” he said. “But there are no such policies. It’s all a way to racialize voting in this country. This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America. He is purposely trying to use race to divide Americans.”
Twitter users pointed out that many of the founding fathers, including George Washington, were slave owners.
We have had slave owners and genocidal maniacs as presidents,but somehow Ben Stein thinks Pres Obama is the real racist.
— Bryan Gamble (@BVGamble) November 3, 2014
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 3, 2014
Others asked why people paid attention at all to Stein, a lawyer and speechwriter for Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon who gained popular fame as the monotonous teacher in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Do people actually care what Ben Stein thinks about anything other than calling roll in class?
— Simon Royalty (@SimonRoyalty) November 3, 2014
Conservative pundit Ben Stein called US President Barack Obama “the most racist president” America has ever had….but should we even care what the teacher in the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” has to say?