- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Byron Allen, comedian and founder of Entertainment Studios, blasted President Obama on Saturday night, calling him a “white president in blackface” for not doing more to help black people.

“I have grave concerns about President Obama,” Mr. Allen, who is black, told TMZ. “It’s factual, check the numbers: Black people have fallen further behind under President Obama.”

The “Comics Unleashed” host took issue with the president’s use of the word “thugs” to describe the looters and arsonists in last month’s Baltimore riots.

“We’re being murdered in the streets. We’re being murdered in the courtroom. We’re being murdered in boardroom,” Mr. Allen said. “You have to stand up at some point. It’s OK to be the president of the United States and also be a black man. It’s human. And guess what? People will respect you more if you stop acting like you’re not.

“President Obama is, at this point, a white president in blackface,” he added. “Black America would have done much better with a white president.”

Speaking directly into TMZ’s camera, Mr. Allen said: “President Obama, you have let us down tremendously. You have let us down.”

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