Fox host: Racism in America was ‘primarily fixed’ when Obama was elected — twice
Despite what seems to be obvious, Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro said America has solved its race relations problem already.
Pirro was on a panel talking about race relations, according to Media Matters. They were talking about Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of two high-profile police killings of black men, Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights.
“The problem is that this president is looking in a rear view mirror,” Pirro said. “It doesn’t matter if he’s at a prayer breakfast and says, ‘You Christians had it coming, and it goes back to Christ and Jim Crow and slavery. I mean, why doesn’t he look forward?”
Obama has taken a stand on police violence, saying it is a problem the nation needs to solve, and spoke about the issue during the memorial service for five Dallas police officers killed by a sniper last week.
“We’ve passed the Civil War, we’ve passed the Civil Rights era, we’ve got the laws in place, he is identifying things that he thinks are a problem and he doesn’t get his facts straight,” she said. “America was colorblind when we voted for a black president twice. The problem is primarily fixed. He keeps making it worse. They have fewer jobs now. He is just stoking the flames.”
Watch the comments, as posted by Media Matters, here: