Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had some harsh criticism of Barack Obama on Wednesday, accusing him of deliberately inflaming racial tensions as a way of governing.
Per a report from The Hill, “He’s made decisions that I think have inflamed racial tensions, that have divided us, rather than bringing us together,” said Cruz, adding, “He has exacerbated racial misunderstanding, racial tensions. From back at the beer summit to a series of efforts to pit Americans against each other.”
Cruz made it clears he thinks it’s deliberate by saying, “And part of the problem is the way he advocates for any given plan is to build a straw man and then vilify a caricature.”
Cruz made the remarks at a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event.
The White House contender told the Chamber crowd that Obama and other Democrats would rather scare Hispanics into voting for them than solve the nation’s immigration problems.
“I think they are treating immigration as a political cudgel, where they want to use it to scare the Hispanic community,” he said.