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Tavis Smiley On Obama’s Trayvon Martin Speech: ‘He Was Pushed To That Podium’ (VIDEO)

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Tavis Smiley on Sunday's "Meet The Press," criticized President Obama

 

The PBS host added to his criticism on "Meet the Press." He said:

I appreciate and applaud the fact that the president did finally show up. But this town has been spinning a story that's not altogether true. He did not walk to the podium for an impromptu address to the nation; he was pushed to that podium. A week of protest outside the White House, pressure building on him inside the White House pushed him to that podium. So I'm glad he finally arrived.But when he left the podium, he still had not answered the most important question, that Keynesian question, where do we go from here? That question this morning remains unanswered, at least from the perspective of the president. And the bottom line is this is not Libya, this is America. On this issue, you cannot lead from behind.

 
 

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