Conservative commentator, actor, economist and comedian Ben Stein called Barack Obama “the most racist president there has ever been” on Fox News. He was speaking in his role as commentator/economist, not comedian. The White House, Stein claimed, is trying to convince black people that the GOP is against “letting them have a chance at a good life” and that’s just “a complete lie,” Stein said.
Stein, whose once popular Comedy Central quiz show Win Ben Stein’s Money used Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries as its closing music, is an old hand at upping the drama. Previous presidents of the United States, including George Washington, owned slaves–which would seem to contradict Stein’s claim.