Brooks was doing a radio interview on the Dale Jackson Show when he made this comment: “There probably has not been a more racially-divisive, economic-divisive, president in the White House since we had presidents who supported slavery.”
When asked to clarify his remarks, he went on to say, “We did have presidents in the first 80 to 100 years of our country that supported slavery. You cannot say Barack Obama was worse than them.”
This is the same congressman who thinks Syrian refugees of just looking for a “paid vacation,” and once joked about shooting undocumented immigrants. His opinion on race relations might not hold much water.
Listen to the audio below starting at the 4:20 mark.