Roy Moore says America was ‘great’ during slavery: ‘families were strong’

The Alabama Senate candidate's shocking comments is gaining steam online

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Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore apparently thinks slavery is what made America great.

During a rally in Florence, Alabama, in September, Moore was asked by an African-American man in the audience when he believed America was great, and this was his answer:

“I think it was great at the time when families were united. Even though we had slavery, they cared for one another. … Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”

Yes, a candidate for the United States Senate thought that it was acceptable to tell an African-American person that America was great during the era of slavery.

Even though the comments were made two months ago, they have been circulating on social media as the election draws nearer, prompting several Twitter users to blast Moore as racist. Others pointed out that the era of slavery wasn’t a time of union for families, as Black families were being torn apart by slavery.

Also in that same rally, Moore reportedly referred to Native Americans and Asians as “reds and yellows,” further fueling accusations that he is racist as the election for the Senate seat nears its close.

Not to mention, Moore is presently accused of sexually assaulting several women, some of whom were allegedly underage.

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