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

Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson Brooks14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday Mo Brooks accuses Swalwell attorney who served papers on his wife of trespassing Shelby backs ex-aide over Trump-favored candidate in Alabama Senate race 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzNew Jersey governor tweaks Cruz on Cancun over moving truck quip Hirono tells Ted Cruz to stop 'mansplaining' Senate Republicans: Newly proposed ATF rules could pave way for national gun registry 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.”