Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Former Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous host Robin Leach said Friday that President Obama is a socialist.
Appearing on the Fox Business Network, Leach told host Neal Cavuto the current White House resident is “whipping up this racial war and this economic divide” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
NEAL CAVUTO, HOST: The White House itching to slam the rich nonetheless by taxing them out. But lots of states are trying to actually reel them in. In South Carolina for example, they are pushing big tax breaks for billionaires who invest in small businesses. My next guest says that’s a good idea, and he knows or two about the rich. He made a living by following how rich folks were living. Former “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” host Robin Leach who has I think one of the most distinct voices on the planet.
I would love you to do like my answering machine, “You’ve reached the Cavuto residence.” No. How are you?
ROBIN LEACH, VEGASDELUXE.COM HOST: Hello. I’m very well, but unfortunatley, Neil Cavuto is out at this moment driving in his open top Rolls Royce along the beaches of the San Tropez.
CAVUTO: Just set it to record. You are not a fan of what is going on here.
LEACH: No, I think it is deadly dangerous and I don’t use those two words lightly.
Look, what Obama is proposing you’ve got to cut right down to it, it is socialism. It is so ugly and evil. It doesn’t work – it’s never worked. And we went through this in Britain until Maggy Thatcher and rescued us from a fate worse than what’s going to happen here.
CAVUTO: He takes great umbrage to that socialist description.
LEACH: Of course, because it is the truth.
CAVUTO: He says, “I’m trying to level the playing field.”