Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan exhorted President Obama to return to Chicago when he leaves office, telling him in a sermon that he “failed to do what should have been done.” And he accused the president of favoring LGBT people and Israel’s interests over African-Americans, as NewNowNext reported.
“Come on back to the hood; start organizing like you did,” said Farrakhan on Sunday during the Men’s Day program at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
Farrakhan, 83, said Obama was too focused on his legacy, which he declared “is in the street with your suffering people, Mr. President.”
The religious firebrand chastised Obama, warning him: “Don’t worry about your legacy because the white people that you serve so well, they’ll preserve your legacy,” adding sarcastically, “the hell they will.”
Then, his voice rising in intensity, Farrakhan accused the president of neglecting his own heritage.
“But you didn’t earn your legacy with us. We put you there. You fought for the rights of gay people. You fought for the rights of this people and that people. You fight for Israel. Your people are suffering and dying in the streets!”
Watch the sermon below.