Republican presidential candidate Marco RubioMarco RubioThe Trail 2016: Warren takes VP batting practice Abortion ruling roils race for the White House, Senate US, Mexico have mutual ambassadors for first time in over a year 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.”