Diddy Says The Black Community Got “Shortchanged” By President Obama [Video]
Rucuss staffSeptember 5, 2016
Diddy is not holding back his feelings with it comes to President Barack Obama’s tenure.
During an interview with Al Sharpton’s Politics Nation Sunday to promote his newly opened charter school in Harlem, Diddy talked about Obama and why he didn’t think he helped the black community enough. He talked about why he opened his charter school and then his thoughts on Obama.
“I had a lot of concerns and complaints about the educational system, and how our children are treated,” explained Diddy of what motivated him to open Capital Prep Harlem. “I’m a person action so instead of me talking about it I wanted to show them a better way to do it.”
Education talk quickly turned to the upcoming presidential election.
“My number one thing to be honest is black people,” Diddy said. “I feel like we put President Obama in the White House and when I look back I just wanted more done for my people because that’s the name of the game. This is politics, you put somebody in office, you get in return the things you care about for community.”
Diddy continued, “I think we got a little shortchanged and that’s not knocking the president, it’s a lot going on …he’s done an excellent job but I think it’s time to turn up the heat because the black vote is going to decide who is the next president of the United States.”
Diddy had a message for Hillary Clinton. He wants her to “directly address” black voters. “It makes me feel almost hurt that our issues are not addressed and we’re such a big part of the voting block,” Diddy said.
Then Diddy advised black voters to make politicians work harder, even if he doesn’t necessarily trust either of the candidates.
“I honestly think that the heat has to be turned up so much that as a community we gotta hold our vote,” Diddy said. “Don’t pacify yourself, make them come for our vote. I think we need to hold our vote because I don’t believe any of ‘em.”
Watch the interview below.
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