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Gillespie: Obama ‘Has A Very Disdainful View Of The American People’ On Muslim Center Appearing on Face The Nation, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie criticized President Obama’s remarks in support of the Muslim community center in New York. “I thought it was a revealing comment by the president. He said that the 70% of Americans who are opposed to this controversial imam building this mosque at ground zero are denying the freedom of Muslims in this country. That’s how he cast it,” Gillespie said. “It was said in the reporting this morning that he made a conscious decision to weigh in on it in that regard. I think it tells you that he has a very disdainful view of the American people. I think that’s why his favorability ratings have come down. People see that in him. There’s a kind of condescension towards them they don’t like.”


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