Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) on Thursday said that President Obama is the most “racially divisive” president of the United States since those who supported slavery.
“There probably has not been a more racially divisive, economic divisive president in the White House since we had presidents who supported slavery,” Brooks said on Alabama radio show “The Dale Jackson Show,” according to audio posted by Buzzfeed News.
“He’s clearly the most racially divisive president we’ve had since I’ve been alive,” he continued.
But the congressman noted that those who did support slavery were worse leaders than Obama.
“We did have presidents in the first 80 to 100 years of our country that supported slavery. And you cannot say that Barack Obama was worse than them. But he’s probably the worst one since the Civil War and the passages of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments,” Brooks said.
He explained he believes members of the Democratic party win office by dividing the American electorate by race.
“It’s a part of the Democratic party’s campaign strategy to divide Americans based on skin pigmentation, and to try to collect the votes of everybody who is a non-white on the basis that whites are discriminatory and the reason you are where you are in the economic ladder is because of racism,” Brooks said. “That’s been their campaign strategy for decades, but Barack Obama has honed it to a level of perfection not heretofore seen.”