Trump: Obama ‘the Most Divisive President’ Ever; ‘I’d Be a Total Unity President’

‘What he’s done for African-Americans is a shame’

BLITZER: "Very quickly, I want you to respond to the president of the United States. Over the weekend he was in Austin, Texas, and he said this. Listen carefully to President Obama."
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OBAMA: "And what the folks who are running for office should be focused on is how we can make it even better, not insults and school yard taunts and manufacturing facts. Not divisiveness along the lines of race or faith. Certainly not violence against other Americans or excluding them. We're a better country than that."
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BLITZER: "He's saying, as you just heard, he's saying you're divisive and the country deserves better. And I wanted to give you a chance to respond to the president."
TRUMP: "Well, sure, I'd love to respond to that because I've been saying for a long period of time that he's the most divisive president maybe that we've ever had and he had an opportunity to bring the country together. And whether it's white and black or so many other different forms of division, the fact is, he's been the most divisive president I think we've ever had. I would be a total unity president. You take a look. We have an African-American president and what he's done for African-Americans is a shame. Fifty-eight percent and even 59 percent of African-American youth has no job. African-Americans in their prime, 30 years old, 40 years old, 50 years old, they are way, way behind. So he's an African-American president who frankly has done very, very little for African-Americans. And, frankly, I think I'll do a great job for the African-American population in our country. I think that what's happened over the last seven years and soon to be eight years for African-Americans is really a shame and really disgraceful. And I think the president of the United States should be ashamed of the job that he's done for African- Americans in our country."

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