Morrissey: ‘Obama is probably white inside’

The former Smiths frontman also discussed Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and more in new interview

Morrissey has again criticised Barack Obama, describing the US President as “probably white inside”.

In a wide-ranging interview, the former Smiths singer spoke to US broadcaster Larry King for his Larry King Now online show, discussing recent incidents in his life such as a cancer scare and alleged sexual assault at a San Francisco airport, as well as current political issues in America.

Referring to recent social unrest in the US, which has seen numerous clashes between the police and the African American community, Morrissey accused Obama of siding with the police.


He said: “I think [Obama] has disappointed lots of people. I don’t think in the cases of Ferguson and so on that he’s really helped his own people by constantly saying that the police are always right. Everybody knows that isn’t true.”

Speaking previously in June, Morrissey told Alternative Nation that Obama “seems to be white inside” and that “you would expect him to be more understanding of what it means to be black”. Now, speaking to King, he added: “Obama, is he white inside? It’s a very logical question. I think he probably is.”


Elsewhere in the interview, Morrissey was asked whether the US public were ready for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to be President. He replied: “I think so. You’ve known her for a long time so everybody in this country should know by now.”

Watch a clip from the Larry King interview below.


Morrissey also performed ‘Kiss Me A Lot’ on the show, which he previously showcased on James Corden’s late-night show earlier in the week.