My reaction when I saw a headline saying Farrakhan blames the Jews for Obama’s problems: well ... duh.
In a 3 1/2-hour speech marking Saviours’ Day, a Nation of Islam holiday, the movement’s leader told 20,000 followers in Chicago’s United Center that Obama’s political difficulties came after he stood up to the Jewish lobby at an Oval Office meeting.
“When they left the White House, his problems began,” the Chicago Sun-Times quoted Farrakhan as saying.
Obama’s meeting last summer with leaders of Jewish groups was mostly friendly, but there were differences over his administration’s tone in dealing with Israel’s Netanyahu government. All sides since then—the White House, the organized Jewish leadership and the Israeli government—have tried to tamp down public criticism.
“The Zionists are in control of Congress,” Farrakhan said Sunday as he listed off a slew of Jewish economic advisers, adding that the “bloodsuckers of the poor” were rewarded with a bailout.
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