Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertSoros rep: Fox News refuses to have me on House conservatives want ethics probe into Dems' handling of Kavanaugh allegations Hillicon Valley: State officials share tech privacy concerns with Sessions | Senator says election security bill won't pass before midterms | Instagram co-founders leave Facebook | Google chief to meet GOP lawmakers over bias claims MORE (R-Texas) says President Obama has repeatedly failed to unite Americans after tragedies like the shooting in Dallas.

“He has divided us more than ever,” Gohmert said Friday on Fox Business Network. "Every time there’s been a tragic shooting by police, he has taken the chance to call out police.


“He always comes out against the cops. This administration has supported Black Lives Matter as even their leaders have called out for killing cops. The president has failed miserably as he’s been so divisive.”

Gohmert said Obama’s remarks about guns after Thursday’s sniper attack that killed five police officers show the president's struggles with bringing the nation together.

“He doesn’t even know what all guns were used,” he said. "They don’t even know who all the suspects were. And yet he’s calling out guns instead of trying to bring us together as a nation? That’s just more divisive rhetoric.”

Gohmert added that Obama has not bridged America’s racial divides.

“I wish this president were like my favorite coach in high school,” he said. "I played varsity football. He happened to be a black coach. He used his race to bring us together. He brought us together in a very strong way. It was my favorite year and he was my favorite coach.”

Five police officers were killed and seven injured by sniper fire late Thursday in Dallas — the deadliest attack on police since 9/11. The attack happened during a protest against recent police killings of black men.

Obama on Friday denounced the bloodshed as a “vicious, calculated and despicable” assault on law enforcement.

“We also know when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately, it makes attacks like these more deadly and more tragic,” he said at the NATO summit meeting in Warsaw, Poland.

“In the days ahead, we will have to consider these realities as well. In the meantime, today, our focus is on the victims and their families."