Amid Critics, Smiley, West Poverty Tour Stops By Nation’s Capitol

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“This is not an anti-Obama poverty tour and I’m tired of hearing that quite frankly,” broadcaster Tavis Smiley told ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper today on his way into DC Central Kitchen in the nation’s capitol.

Smiley and Princeton Prof. Cornel West have embarked on a lengthy multi-city Poverty Tour around the country to highlight the problems facing low income Americans. Fourty million people live at or below the poverty line in the United States.

Despite their efforts, many have been critical of the tour saying that it is a veiled attempt to criticize President Obama.

Comedian and radio host Steve Harvey, who typically does not delve into political matters on his show, commented on the West/Tavis Poverty Tour this week.

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