President Obama has many supporters in Hollywood, but Pat Boone is definitely not one of them.
The 78-year-old actor and singer went on Fox Business News on Wednesday bashing Obama’s politics, calling him a “Marxist” and “socialist.”
Boone was originally brought on the news program to discuss his opinions on the deficit and sequestration but ended up comparing the president’s ideals to that of Saul Alinsky.
“He is following his playbook, which is Saul Alinksy’s 'Rules for Radicals.' This is the guy that trained him to be a community organizer, a Marxist, a socialist, a progressive, who wrote the rules for doing what Mr. Obama is doing now as president,” said Boone, who was cut off by Fox News Anchor Neil Cavuto, who told viewers that their views differ dramatically.
“I will assign many motives to him. Not being the sharpest economical tool in the shed is probably the worst I could say,” said Cavuto. “You don’t even need to assign those motives to him to assign some very big question marks to his economic stewardship. … He’s not too bright economically. I think he’s a smart guy. This is a weak area,” he continued.
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Boone went on to say that he thinks Obama is brilliant but believes that he is leading the country down the wrong path.
“I think he knows what he’s doing and he’s doing it by design because he has a plan which he thinks is good for America; a virtually socialist nation in which people don’t get very rich, everybody has everything, the government is in charge of everything because the government can do everything better,” said Boone, who admitted to Cavuto that he was placed on Obama's enemies list in 2009.
Boone has a history of attacking Obama. In 2011 Boone was caught on video telling a fan that he believes the president’s birth certificate is fraudulent.
“I was in Kenya about a year and a half ago and everybody there says, ‘’you know your president was born here,’” said Boone who also claimed that Obama is spending millions to secure his personal records.
“The media ignores it. They just don’t want to believe it,” he said.
Boone most recently guest starred on a season two episode of “Breaking Bad” and worked as a writer for the 2006 film, “Superman Returns.” His latest album, “Near,” was released in 2010.