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Video: President Carter Says Newt Gingrich Appeals to Racists

Appearing on Piers Morgan's CNN show, former President Jimmy Carter said that GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich knows how to appeal to racists (video below).

Carter said: “I think he has that subtlety of racism that I know quite well, that Gingrich knows quite well, that appeals to some people in Georgia, particularly the right-wing."

“I wouldn’t say he is racist, but he knows the subtle words to use to appeal to a racist group."

“When you emphasize, over and over, welfare, food stamps, and ‘why don’t the black people get jobs,’ and if I’m president, I’ll make sure they turn toward a work ethic, rather than an ethic of welfare and food stamps, that’s appealing to the wrong element in South Carolina.”


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