Actor Wayne Brady: Obama’s ‘not going to save us’ [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

Hollywood actor Wayne Brady told The Daily Caller that he does not have “unrealistic expectations” for Barack President Obama, whose performance in office is “not going to save us.”

“I think that he did as well as anybody could be expected to do. I think we get so caught up in the thing of, ‘Well, he’s a new president and it’s historic because he’s our first black president. Save us Obama, you can do it.’ Well, guess what? He’s not going to do everything,” Brady told TheDC at the Warner Theatre before the taping of the BET Honors, which air on February 11.

“He’s going to move on it. But it’s not going to save us. There were years and years of movement in one direction. So, I don’t go into it with unrealistic expectations. He’s a man trying his best to do a job that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. So, I’m proud of him, that’s what I’ll say.”

TheDC also asked Brady what he would like to see Obama do in his second term.

“I think people are being taken care of or moving in the direction of being taken care of insurance wise. I’m not a fan of anyone especially children missing out on health care and necessities in life,” he said.

“I’m waiting to see what happens with more of our international policy. … As someone that travels internationally a lot, I really don’t want to be viewed as the ugly American, so I’m waiting to see what happens with that.”

In July, Bill Maher said President Obama is “your Wayne Brady,” which did not sit well with the former “Whose Line Is It Anyway” star.

“I’ve had Bill Maher twice now, when referencing Obama, he’s like, ‘Yeah, you know, with your Wayne Brady.’ So, that means it’s a diss to Obama to be called me because he wants a brother-brother,” said Brady.

TheDC asked Brady about the status of his relationship with Maher.

“We don’t meet for tea and cookies anymore,” said Brady. “He loves to say what he loves to say and he has a big audience for it, so I wish him the best.”

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