Black Republican: ‘What Exactly Has the President Done for the Black Community?’

Orlando Watson, Republican National Committee communications director for black media, slammed the president while dodging questions about GOP plans for Medicaid expansion.


Newly hired Republican National Committee Communications Director for Black Media Orlando Watson threw punches at the president’s track record in helping the black community on MSNBC on Wednesday.

According to Clutch magazine, Watson was on the news channel to discuss the RNC’s now infamous Rosa Parks tweet but didn’t really seem to want to talk about that.

"It’s old news," Watson said about the tweet.

However, when asked by host Thomas Roberts if it was "defensible" for GOP governors to reject Medicaid expansion, Watson took the opportunity to pounce on Obama, Clutch notes.

"What I don’t find defensible is, after five years of, you know, living under President Obama, you know, he has little to show for what he’s done for the black community," Watson said, according to Clutch. "So while we’re focused on, you know, trying to create jobs, private-sector jobs, good-paying jobs, career-making jobs, I would ask, you know, what exactly has the president done for the black community?"

Read more at Clutch magazine.

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