Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan accused President Obama in his trademark fiery way of forsaking African-Americans in favor of gay people and Israel.
During a sermon given Sunday at the Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., Farrakhan spoke of Obama’s legacy, which the firebrand minister says Obama has chosen to tie to Obamacare.
“That’s not your legacy,” shouted Farrakhan.
“It’s in the street with your suffering people, Mr. President. And if you can’t go and see about them, then don’t worry about your legacy because the white people that you serve so well, they’ll preserve your legacy,” he said, adding, derisively, “the hell they will.”
“You didn’t earn your legacy with us,” Farrakhan said, referring to blacks. “We put you there. You fought for the rights of gay people. You fought for the rights of this people and that people. You fight for Israel. Your people are suffering and dying in the streets!”
Farrakhan also relayed his conversations with youth in Chicago, his hometown and Obama’s.
“‘You know the President ain’t never come. Could you get him to come and look after us?'” Farrakhan says he has been told.
“There’s your legacy, Mr. President.”
Farrakhan urged Obama to revisit his legacy after he leaves office and the “restrictions of your White House.”
“Come on back to the hood; start organizing like you did,” he pleaded.