NEW YORK (BHN) - In an interview on NBC's Nightly News, "Lincoln" director Steven Spielberg drew comparisons between the iconic 16th president, and Barack Obama.
"Lincoln advocated things that we hold dear today, like class warfare, gay marriage, and giving everybody a free cell phone," said Spielberg. "He advocated that government can be a positive force for the good of all people, especially if you're lazy and not white."
Interviewer Kevin Tibbles went on to equate the turbulent times of Lincoln's presidency (Civil War, slavery, etc.) with the "partisan bickering" of Obama's. Tibbles' comment reportedly earned him a starting spot in next year's Major Media Special Olympics.