President Obama says that race relations in the U.S. have improved during his six years in the White House, amid recent racial tensions sparked by the deaths of two black males during separate police encounters.
“I actually think that it’s probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided,” said the president, according to excerpts of an interview with National Public Radio to be aired starting Monday.
Obama also told the radio network that Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress when members return next week means they can no longer blame the gridlock on him and fellow Democrats who formally controlled the Senate.
“Now you’ve got Republicans in a position where it’s not enough for them simply to grind the wheels of Congress to a halt and then blame me,” he said.
Obama suggested in the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown, that race relations in America have improved in the past 40 or 50 years.
“We have made enormous progress in race relations over the course of the last several decades,” Obama said in late November after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. “I have witnessed that in my own life and to deny that progress, I think, is to deny America’s capacity for change.
Obama also told NPR, in the year-end interview with “Morning Edition” host Steve Inskeep, that “low morale around race relations in the U.S. is exaggerated by the national conversation about the recent violence and not an accurate reflection of the state of affairs around the country.”
The death of Brown and Eric Garner in July has sparked widespread protests and concerns about how police officers interact with members of black communities across the country.
The president spoke on camera in the Oval Office just before he left Washington with his family for a two-week vacation in Hawaii. He also discussed his recent executive actions on immigration and Cuba, foreign policy, health care and his relationship with Congress, according to NPR.
After witnessing the events unfold in Ferguson and New York City, one would have to be certifiably insane to believe such an outrageous statement. He’s saying “low morale around race relations..is exaggerated” in an attempt to steer the thinking in that direction. While this is a completely false statement, it won’t stop the lefty media of repeating until it becomes their new truth.
Race relations were greatly improved until he and Holder hit the scene and set us back 60 years. They’ve created a mess that will take years to clean up and he’s already blaming a new Congress who hasn’t even clocked in yet.
Just add this big fat whopper of a lie to the infinitely long list of lies he’s told on a near daily basis.