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Oh Please. NBC Host Claims Newt’s Talk About Food Stamps Is Racist

This was truly pathetic.

Meet the Press host David Gregory accuses Newt Gingrich of being racist for bringing up the fact that more people are on food stamps today than ever before in American history thanks to Obama’s failed policies.

Newt pointed out this week that, “Obama is the most successful foodstamp president in the United States.”

 

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Newt gave a great response.

FOX News reported:

DAVID GREGORY, HOST: What, what about jobs? Jobless rate now at 9 percent. You gave a speech on Friday in Georgia, and you said the following about this president: (Videotape)

NEWT GINGRICH: You want to be a country that creates food stamps, in which case frankly Obama’s is an enormous success. The most successful food stamp president in American history. Or do you want to be a country that creates paychecks? (End videotape)

GREGORY: First of all, you gave a speech in Georgia with language a lot of people think could be coded racially-tinged language, calling the president, the first black president, a food stamp president.

GINGRICH: Oh, come on, David.

GREGORY: What did you mean? What was the point?

REP. GINGRICH: That’s, that’s bizarre. That–this kind of automatic reference to racism, this is the president of the United States. The president of the United States has to be held accountable. Now, the idea that–and what I said is factually true. Forty-seven million Americans are on food stamps. One out of every six Americans is on food stamps. And to hide behind the charge of racism? I have–I have never said anything about President Obama which is racist.


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