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Republican presidential candidate Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense & National Security — Quick vote on defense bill blocked again Maternal and child health legislation must be prioritized now The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks up bright side beneath omicron's cloud 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.”