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Cornel West Is Losing Faith With Obama

Cornel West criticized President Barack Obama, saying he’s “obsessed with being on Mount Rushmore” and is focusing too much on his “legacy.”

“I think at this point he’s obsessed with being on Mount Rushmore, he wants to be a great figure in the pantheon of American presidents,” West told the Financial Times. “If you’re thinking about Mount Rushmore, you’re thinking about your legacy, your legacy, your legacy. Puh-lease.”

Though he isn’t totally pleased with the president, the Princeton professor said he felt Obama is being unfairly attacked by conservatives and those involved with the tea party movement.

“He’s not a Muslim, he’s definitely not a socialist,” West told the FT.

This isn’t the first time West has criticized the president. In early May 2012, the famed civil rights activist and scholar told HuffPost he has a “very, very deep disagreement” with the foreign policy “Obama is promoting.”

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