Republican presidential candidate Marco RubioMarco RubioWhy should a good person ever want to run for office again? Senate GOP pounces on FBI's Clinton probe Rubio won’t say if Trump would keep US safe MORE on Wednesday slammed President Obama's speech at a mosque, saying the president's rhetoric is "pitting people against each other," according to the Los Angeles Times.
"Look at today. He gave a speech at a mosque, basically implying that America is discriminating against Muslims," Rubio said during a town hall meeting in Dover, N.H.
"Of course there’s discrimination in America, of every kind. But the bigger issue is radical Islam. This constant pitting people against each other, I can’t stand that," he added. "It's hurting our country badly."
Obama made his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president Wednesday, where he gave a speech slamming Republicans for using anti-Muslim rhetoric.
“That’s not who we are,” the president said. “We are one American family and when any part of our family starts to feel separate or second-class or targeted, it tears at the fabric of our nation.”