Charles Manson Calls 'Foolish' Obama a 'Slave to Wall Street,' Warning That the Environment Is in Peril

Convicted killer says he's worried about the environment.

ByABC News
April 19, 2011, 8:07 PM

April 20, 2011 — -- Charles Manson has broken two decades of silence, giving a telephone interview to Spain's Vanity Fair magazine in which the convicted killer and cult leader called President Obama foolish and expressed fears about the environment.

Manson, who was convicted 40 years ago in the gruesome murders of eight people -- among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate -- also talked about killings and his group of followers who came to be known as the "Manson family."

The cult leader has a new attorney who has asked the president to set Manson free. Asked by the magazine to give an opinion of the president, Manson, 76, called Obama foolish in reference to Wall Street, saying he considered the president "a slave of Wall Street."

"He doesn't realize what they are doing. They are playing with him," he said, according to the magazine.

Manson went on to express fears about the health of the global environment. "If we don't wake up to that, there's going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we're doing bad things to the atmosphere," Manson said in the interview from Corcoran State Prison in California. "We've got to put everything in one, everything in one world, everything in one world now. If it doesn't come to one world now, there'll be no planet, there'll be no life on the planet."