Steve Harvey Slams Tavis Smiley And Cornel West, Calls Them Uncle Toms [Audio]
Steve Harvey Goes In On Smiley And West On Radio Show
Comedian and radio/game show host Steve Harvey has had enough of broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Cornell West’s disdain for President Obama.
On his radio show earlier this week, the original King of Comedy had some harsh words for the two after responding to a caller’s email about the duo’s Poverty Bus Tour, where they plan to travel to and document the plight of people of all races across America.
“I was a huge fan of Cornel West,” said Harvey. “[But] Tavis, I seen him coming a mile away. His anger started when he had a town hall meeting, President Obama couldn’t come because of the campaign trail and he sent Mrs. Obama. He has held that grudge every since.”
“You don’t have any real basis behind your dislike for this man…you keep masking it saying it’s not about hate. Then what is it about? Poverty existed before January 20, 2008. Where was your damn bus then?”
The Family Feud host then clowned Smiley for his request to have a multi-day sit down discussion with the busy president.
“Who in the hell got 2-3 days for your a**,” Harvey joked. “I ain’t got time to sit down with your monkey behind for two, three days, let alone the President of the United States. We got three wars going on, the economy crashing and we going to sit down with Tavis a** for three days?!”
Harvey went on to make a mockery of the duo’s efforts by performing a skit where he proclaimed he was the president of UTLO.org – “Uncle Tom Look Out” – and that he spotted an “uncle tom” driving a bus.
“Make sure you don’t get on the poverty bus,” he added. “Because if you ain’t po’, when you ride the bus, you become po’.”