(The Hill) — Herman Cain charged Sunday that groups sympathetic to President Obama were ginning up the Occupy Wall Street protests to take attention away from the administration’s policies.
Cain, the GOP presidential candidate and former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive, also continued to call the growing protests “anti-American” and that demonstrators were merely jealous of those more successful.
“We know that the unions and certain union-related organizations have been behind these protests that are going on on Wall Street and other parts around the country,” Cain said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“It’s coordinated to create a distraction so people won’t focus on the failed policies of this administration,” he added
For his part, Cain also dubbed the protests anti-capitalist and said demonstrators would be betters served targeting the White House.
“I don’t have a lot of patience for people who want to protest the success of somebody else,” Cain said.