Michael Steele: ‘I Love When I Hear Barack Obama’ Talk About Race [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele said on “Andrea Mitchell Reporting” that he loves it when President Barack Obama talks about race relations, and he thought much-criticized New York Mayor Bill be Blasio was “very eloquent” in his comments on the issue. (VIDEO: Michael Steele: Rand Paul ‘Most Dangerous Man In Politics’)

“When there is another shooting of a young black male, when there is a killing of a cop, when there are these types of tensions that exist within the community, it all relates back to how we see each other, how we respond to the concerns of each other, and then more importantly, how we are going to move forward. Right now, we are stuck and we don’t know how to move forward.

I’m not looking necessarily to political leadership to do that. I love when I hear Barack Obama talk about it. Mayor de Blasio was very eloquent, in respect to [Eric] Garner. But this is going to have to come [from] within the police community and the black community and communities at large to really take control of the conversation.”

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