Michael Moore Slams Barack Obama: History Will OnlyRemember You as the First Black President Wed., Sep. 10, 2014
Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage; Kevin Winter/Getty Images for USC Shoah FoundationMichael Moore has certainly never been one to mince words…
And the filmmaker's latest interview with The Hollywood Reporter is clearly no exception to the rule.
When asked about President barack obama's comments about saving Detroit, the Michigan-native had some harsh words for him.
"I wrote Obama a letter [after the comments] and I said, 'Dear President Obama, God Bless you, but you did not save Detroit. You saved General Motors. You saved Chrysler.' Detroit at this point would stand a better chance if they were an Iraqi or Syrian city in term of getting some sort of help."
Moore continued, "And I think Obama sadly has done many, many good things, but he's also been a huge disappointment. And I really feel like I wish somebody would say to him—maybe I'll say to him in case he's watching, you do read The Hollywood Reporter Mr. President, don't you? When the history is written of this era this is how you'll be remembered: he was the first black president.
"OK, not a bad accomplishment, but that's it. That's it, Mr. Obama. A hundred years from now, he was the first black American that got elected president. And that's it."
The Roger & Me producer added the following message to POTUS: "Eight years of your life and that's what people are going to remember. Boy, I got a feeling knowing you that you probably wished you were remembered for a few other things, a few other things you could've done. So it is on that level of a big disappointment."