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Jon Lovitz Attacks Obama's Nobel Prize: 'You Didn't Earn That'

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Jon Lovitz is continuing a new phase of his career: A vocal critic of President Obama. In his latest attack, Lovitz tweeted a picture apparently meant as a criticism of Obama's Nobel Peace Prize.

In the tweet, Lovitz posted a picture of Obama holding the prize, which was awarded to him in 2010 amid criticism that he had not yet done enough to deserve the prestigious award. Lovitz's caption reads, "Nobel Peace Prize? You didn't earn that. Somebody else made that happen."

The text is a takeoff of a recent quote from Obama that has been widely slammed by his Republican opponents. In a speech, Obama emphasized his belief that the government is instrumental in helping people achieve success, saying in part, "If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." Some have taken the statement as proof that Obama believes the government is responsible for any individual's personal triumphs.

Lovitz's tweet, however, seems to hint that Obama has claimed that he was fully responsible for his Nobel Prize, which he has never publicly done. In fact, the President has frequently given credit to the institutions and people that have helped him throughout his life.

The former "SNL" actor and sometime film star has made headlines in recent months for his full-throated digs at President Obama. Although he votes Democrat, he called Obama a "f***ing a**hole" on his podcast a few months ago, and further embellished the claim when later asked, refusing to apologize since Obama is "not a king."

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