Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain criticized the Occupy Wall Street movement on Wednesday, suggesting to reporters in Florida that the protesters are “un-American.”

The Associated Press reports:

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says the Occupy Wall Street protesters are un-American and against capitalism.

Speaking to The Associated Press during a book signing event Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Fla., Cain said the protesters shouldn’t rally against Wall Street bankers or brokers because “they’re the ones who create the jobs.”

Cain went on to suggest protesters should focus on going to school and getting a job, echoing comments he made earlier this week to the Wall Street Journal.

“I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself!” Cain said. “It is not a person’s fault if they succeeded, it is a person’s fault if they failed.”

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