An older white man told Fox News on Thursday that President Barack Obama was to blame for racism in America because “he himself is a racist.”
Two days after the 2016 election, Fox News host Abby Huntsman traveled to a diner full of white people in Ft. Myers, Florida to talk about Donald Trump’s victory.
A man named Dan opined to Huntsman that protests against Trump were “typical of what’s going on in our colleges today.”
“It starts in the elementary schools where they’re just brainwashing kids,” Dan insisted. “Our history is really not our history, but they’re rewriting history.”
“What’s your message to them, people out protesting right now?” Huntsman asked.
“Grow up,” Dan shrugged. “It’s disrespect for the law, disrespect for authority.”
According to Dan, “things started going downhill” when President Obama won in 2008.
“Because he — he was himself a racist,” the Florida man declared. “And, I mean, that’s harsh but he was. I mean, he defended every black person that caused a crime.”
“I don’t know that Obama is a racist,” Huntsman advised politely.
“Well, I’m saying his policies are racist,” Dan said.
“Yeah,” Huntsman replied dubiously as she turned to the next diner.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Nov. 10, 2016.
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