Republican: Obama most ‘racially divisive’ president since Civil War

Rep. Mo BrooksMo BrooksHispanic leader: Trump team talk on immigration 'encouraging' Alabama rep to seek Senate appointment if Sessions joins Trump administration GOP bill would block undocumenteds from military service MORE (R-Ala.) on Thursday said President Obama is the most “racially divisive” president America has seen since slavery was abolished.

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“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 “The Dale Jackson Show,” as first reported by BuzzFeed News.

The third-term congressman, the chairman of presidential candidate Ted CruzTed CruzPentagon's suppressed waste report only tip of the inefficient machine Markos Moulitsas: Kill the filibuster Ark., Texas senators put cheese dip vs. queso to the test MORE’s Alabama leadership team, conceded that Obama was not more racially divisive than presidents who supported the institution.

“He’s clearly the most racially divisive president we’ve had since I’ve been alive,” he added. “But, again, 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,” he added.

Brooks also said the president has “honed” his ability to create racial discord, which he said is part of the Democratic Party’s strategy to divide the country on the basis of race and sex.

“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,” he said.

“Therefore, vote Democrat,” he added 

The lawmaker has previously said Democrats are waging a “war on whites.”