Politics

Landrieu: Obama And I Aren’t Popular In The South Because It’s Racist And Sexist

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu claimed that her state has at times been unfriendly to African-Americans and to women in an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd.

“I’m going to be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” she said Thursday. “It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader.

“It’s not always been a good place for women to be able to present ourselves,” Landrieu continued. “It’s more of a conservative place, so we’ve had to work a little bit harder on that. But, you know, the people trust me, I believe. Really, they do. They trust me to do the right thing for the state.”

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took to Twitter to slam her comments.