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Jon Lovitz slams Barack Obama: 'He's a f**king asshole'

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Jon Lovitz has slammed US President Barack Obama, calling him a "f**king asshole".

The former Saturday Night Live castmember made the comments about Obama while discussing the president's tax policy on the The ABC's of SNL podcast.

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"This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don't pay their taxes is f**king bulls**t," Lovitz declared. "I voted for the guy, and I'm a Democrat. What a f**king asshole. The rich don't pay their taxes?"

Lovitz continued: "Let me tell you something, right. First they say to you, you're dead broke, 'The United States of America, you can do anything you want, go for it'. So then you go for it and then you make it, and everyone's like 'F*ck you'!"

The comic went on say that he doesn't understand Obama's alleged opposition to the rich because the president came from humble circumstances.

Lovitz further commented: "[Obama] is the perfect example. He's amazing. He had nothing. He had no father. He was, you know, of mixed race which is a burden in the United States, don't kid yourself, you know, growing up like that, and no money, and the guy ends up being at Harvard.

"He's the President of the United States. And now he's like, f**k me… If I make a dollar and out of every dollar I'm taxed at 50, half, at 50 cents, I have to give, isn't that like enough? It's half. HALF?!"

Lovitz's controversial remarks prompted a response from comedian Anthony Jeselnik, who told The Huffington Post: "Jon Lovitz shouldn't say anything about anything.

"The whole Jon Lovitz comment on the president and especially [calling him] a f**king asshole seems like a kind of a weird thing to say about someone whose dedicated their life to public service. I guess, to sum up, f**k Jon Lovitz!"

Lovitz - who is not particularly known for sharing his political views - most recently appeared on an episode of the hit TV Land series Hot In Cleveland.

Watch a clip of Jon Lovitz from Saturday Night Live below:

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