Sean Combs says Obama “shortchanged” the black community, hammers Hillary for ignoring them
As Barack Obama prepares to leave office in January, hip hop artist and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs has gone from “Yes We Can” to “Why Haven’t You?”
In a frank interview with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton, Combs expressed his frustration with the Obama presidency, telling Sharpton he feels the black community got nothing for their support.
Combs tells Sharpton:
“My number one thing, though, to be honest, is black people. I feel like we put President Obama in the White House. 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 that you care about for your communities. I think we got a little bit shortchanged.”
And Combs has a point. Not only has the Obama economy been historically weak, blacks got the short end of the stick.
“The median non-white family today has a net worth of just $18,100 — almost a fifth lower than it was when Mr. Obama took office. White median wealth, on the other hand, has inched up by 1 percent to $142,000. In 2009, white households were seven times richer than their black counterparts. That gap is now eightfold. Both in relative and absolute terms, blacks are doing worse under Mr. Obama,” The Financial Times reports.
Larry Elder also broke down the damage Obama has done.
“From 2010 to 2013, according to the Federal Reserve, white household median wealth increased a modest 2.4 percent…blacks’ net worth fell from $16,600 to $11,000,” Elder writes.
Combs then warned Hillary Clinton that the black community may boycott Election Day.
“Hillary Clinton, you know, I hope she starts to directly talk to the black community. It really makes me feel, you know, almost hurt that our issues are not addressed and we’re such a big part of the voting bloc. I honestly think that heat has to be turned up so much that as a community we have to hold our vote. Don’t pacify yourself. Revolutionize the game. Make them come for our vote. It’s a whole different strategy. I think we need to hold our vote. I don’t believe any of them.”
Is Hillary taking the black vote for granted? And will they make her pay for it?