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Rick Perry says Obama is ‘privileged’ and ‘never had to really work for anything’

President Obama, Rick Perry says, is blaming the American people for his own failures, and he’s doing it because he was born into privilege and thinks he’s smarter than everyone else.

In an appearance on The Sean Hannity Show last night, Perry said he thought remarks Obama made at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit last weekend were evidence that the president “grew up in a privileged way”:

“He never had to really work for anything. He never had to go through what Americans are going…has never felt that angst that they have in their heart. And I think he’s always, when he has had problems, he’s always pointed to somebody else and said it was their fault, not mine.”

He said Obama should also be faulted for “thinking that he can go and negotiate because of his great debating skills any place in the world”:

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