Actor Samuel L. Jackson has been a strong supporter of President Obama, but recently gave him some harsh advice.
During an interview with Playboy, Jackson first complained about the cultural illiteracy of the U.S:
The other day I’m watching this white guy talking to black people on TV, and all of a sudden he’s saying stuff like “Pump your brakes” and “I got you,” these new politically cool terms that kind of came out of hip-hop and blackness. I’m thinking, We do still speak English, right? Though sometimes I wonder. So yeah, it still happens. But the whole language and culture are different now. I’ll be reading scripts and the screenwriter mistakes “your” for “you’re.”... How the f--- did we become a society where mediocrity is acceptable?
He then criticized Obama for doing the same thing at times:
First of all, we know it ain’t because of his blackness, so I say stop trying to “relate.” Be a leader. Be f------ presidential. Look, I grew up in a society where I could say “It ain’t” or “What it be” to my friends. But when I’m out presenting myself to the world as me, who graduated from college, who had family who cared about me, who has a well-read background, I f------ conjugate.
The actor also skewered the Republicans for threatening to shut down the U.S. government to defund Obamacare.
How do we find a way to say, “You mother------ are fired because you’re not doing s--- about taking care of the country”? If Hillary Clinton decides to run, she’s going to kick their f------g a----, and those mother------ would rather see the country go down in flames than let the times change. But as I tell my daughter, there was a time we would be in the streets about this s---.