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Slavery? Jim Crow? Fox host says ‘race relations are worse than they ever have been’ on MLK Day

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Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said on Monday that President Barack Obama had contributed to making race relations worse than any time in U.S. history, but she gave him “credit” for going to school and marrying the mother of his children.

On the Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of Out Numbered, Tantaros noted that Obama’s election was a “huge moment for the African-American community, and to his credit, whether you agree with what President Obama believes or not, you have to admit, he has done a lot of good.”

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“He gives a very aspirational goal for a lot of young black men,” she remarked. “I think he’s a terrific role model, at least as a father and a good husband. I know people don’t want to hear that.”

“What I will not give him credit for is he said that he was going to heal this country, and I think a lot of people expected something different,” the Fox News host continued. “I didn’t because I read all his books and knew where he was going to go, and divide the country, and that’s how he’s advanced his career.”

“I think race relations are worse than they ever have been.”

Conservative radio host David Webb argued that it was dangerous to “put too much hope in any one man.”

“Why? Because one figure won’t change it,” Webb said.

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“He has changed it,” Tantaros insisted. “He’s not just one figure, he’s the president of the United States, and he’s changed it for the worse.”

“But you do have to give him credit. I mean, going to college, marrying, raising two good daughters — well behaved daughters. I mean, you’ve got to give him credit there.”

“Those things are good,” Webb replied. “Lying to a nation, using divisive tactics, not a good part of that figure.”

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“That’s the downside,” Tantaros agreed.

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Out Numbered, broadcast Jan. 19, 2015.

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Stuart Stevens is a veteran Republican campaign operative from five presidential races. When he spoke to PBS's Judy Woodruff Wednesday, he lamented the GOP failed the moral test it was presented with Donald Trump.

"Well, I think there's been two strains in the party. Call it an Eisenhower strain going back to the '50s and a McCarthy strain," Stevens said, recalling when the GOP would talk about expanding their party and bringing in more African-American voters. "Now we don't even hear any talk anymore of a big tent. And we seem to have settled into a very comfortable white grievance identity."

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Seth Meyers mocks Trump’s Axios interview where he ‘couldn’t even remember his own BS — that’s how fried his brain is’

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In his response to President Donald Trump's bizarre interview with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, "Late Night" comedian Seth Meyers explained the Trump interview in a single photo:

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