Earlier this week, comedian, best-selling author and now radio host Steve Harvey roasted Tavis Smiley and Cornel West and their nationwide “Poverty Bus Tour.” Both Smiley and West have spoken out publicly against the Obama administration in promotion for the tour.
Listen to the video above or read some of what Steve & his co-host said below.
“I was a huge fan of Cornel West,” he said. “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.”
Harvey cited the fact that Cornel West has mentioned not getting tickets to the president’s inauguration. “Have you ever been invited to the damn inauguration? Did Bush send for you? Did Clinton send for you? Did Reagan send for you?”
He also said, “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?” [ READ MORE ]
According to Loop21, the poverty bus tour is equipped with leather seat and flat screen TVs. Interesting.