Speaking at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal blamed President Barack Obama for the poor race relations in America today.
“We’re not just talking about Baltimore or some of the incidents recently, but I’ve said I think for quite some time the president continues to divide us,” the likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate said to the crowd. “He tries to divide us by gender, by age, by geography, by race — and I think that’s wrong. Part of his job is to unite us and bring us together.”
When asked about the current relationship between law enforcement and minorities in the U.S., Jindal agreed with most Americans’ views on the subject.
“Obviously any time somebody’s treated differently because of the color of their skin, whether it’s done by government or in the private sector or individuals, that’s sinful, it’s wrong,” the governor said.
Since the high-profile deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, President Obama has launched a task force on police accountability and promoted $263 million in funding so local precincts throughout the country could buy body cameras for all officers to wear, RawStory reported.
Jindal also spoke on the president’s economic strategy, criticizing the White House’s policies to lower unemployment and for increasing taxes on all Americans.
Jindal believed that Obama wants the U.S. to “sound more and more like Europe” and commented that the president’s economic policies were turning “the American dream into the European nightmare,” Breitbart News reported.
Commenting on recent cases in Arkansas and Indiana, where business owners were heavily criticized for refusing service to gay customers, Jindal voiced his support for “religious liberty” for all Americans.
“There are no other freedoms without religious liberty,” Jindal said. “The United States of America did not create religious liberty. Religious liberty created the United States of America.”
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