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Obama: One Of My ‘Core Principles’ Is To Never ‘Divide People’ [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter

Speaking to the State Department’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, President Barack Obama said Monday that one of his “core principles” was to never engage in politics to “divide people.”

“I know one of my core principles has always been treating everyone fairly,” Obama said. “Whether that’s women or people of different races, or different religious faiths, or different sexual orientations.” (VIDEO: Laura Ingraham: Obama Bashes Christianity Out Of ‘Malicious Ignorance’)

“One of my core principles is that I will never engage in a politics in which I’m trying to divide people or make them less than me because they look different or have a different religion,” he continued. “That’s a core principle — that’s not something I’d violate.” (RELATED: Once Again, Obama Statement On Terror Victims Doesn’t Mention That They’re Christians)

“So if you have a clear view of what you stand for, then as you move forward, you’ll have setbacks, there will be times when you didn’t succeed, there will be times when you’re frustrated, you might even lose an election sometimes,” Obama continued. “But at least you’ll know every morning when you wake and you look at yourself in the mirror, ‘I know who I am and why I’m doing what I’m doing.’”

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