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Tom Morello Accused Barack Obama of “War Crimes”

Tom Morello had some pointed words for Paul Ryan in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, calling the GOP vice presidential candidate a “jackass” while expressing disappointment with President Barack Obama.

The Rage Against The Machine and Prophets of Rage guitarist took aim at Obama, who left office in 2016, after replying to a tweet from the ‘Black and Proud’ account.

From the account it was tweeted, “We miss President Obama. We miss his class. We miss the dignity he brought to the White House.”

Morello responded, “I enjoy your twitter feed and welcome both class and dignity, however must say I don’t miss Obama’s war crimes and I mourn the civilian dead in the Mid East under his rule.”

Morello has been a vocal critic of Obama for a number of years. Morello also criticized Obama in a 2012 Rolling Stone interview, admitting to ‘drinking the kool aid’ for the 44th President during the 2008 election.

“I drank a little bit of the Kool-Aid initially,” he said. “It looked different than any other president, sounded different than any other president and then he acted the same as all the other presidents. If you have war crimes on your record, and you still continue to suck at the corporate teat like he does – my hopes were higher.”

> Shiuly Rina



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