Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday when he told host Tucker Carlson that “racism doesn’t exist” and that “black Americans got worse under Barack Obama than any other time in the history of America.”
Democrats, according to Peterson, were “using this phony idea of racism in order to keep the people angry and keep them divided.” During his interview, Peterson identified African Americans’ problems as an issue of good versus evil, not racism.
“Our problems, our issues in life is good or bad, right or wrong, good versus evil. It has nothing to do with color at all, and they know that,” he said.
Peterson said he was glad when President Donald Trump got elected because of how he would treat people regardless of their race. Former President Barack Obama, however, made things worse for black Americans.
“Black Americans got worse under Barack Obama than any other time in the history of America. And so, if it was a race issue, why didn’t it get better? We have a black president. The races are more divided as a result of Barack Obama, because he used them for his own, personal gain and didn’t care about them,” he argued.
Peterson added that “[o]ver the last 50 years, the Democrats have pretty much been in control and they haven’t done anything good for the country.”