On Twitter, Fox News, and elsewhere, many conservatives took a predictably depressing response, arguing that Obama is the true racist for having the courage to speak about race in our country.
Here is a roundup of the top conservatives attacking the president’s speech: Fox News’ Todd Starnes:
Obama's comments today justify what I said on Hannity earlier this week. He truly is trying to tear our country apart.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) July 19, 2013
Influential conservative blogger Dan Riehl:
If you ever had any doubts, Obama is the first Racist in Chief
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) July 19, 2013