Roy Moore Claims America Was Better During Slavery

Henry P. Moore / Library Of Congress / Public Domain

According to Moore, to "Make America Great Again" would entail returning to an era when slavery was a part of the U.S.

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore made waves in September when he said America was last "great" during the era of slavery. The newly resurfaced comments have only added to a growing disbelief that the far-right Republican is still in the race to fill Attorney General Jeff Session's vacant senate seat.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Moore made two separate statements at the event that have been construed by some as racist.

In response to a question from one of the only African Americans in the audience — who asked when Moore thought America was last “great” -- Moore acknowledged the nation’s history of racial divisions, but said: “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.”

At the same event, Moore referred to Native Americans and Asian Americans as “reds and yellows,” and earlier this year he suggested the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were divine punishment.

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