- The Washington Times - Monday, January 20, 2014

Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin asked President Obama in a Facebook post Monday afternoon if he could stop “playing the race card” in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

“Happy MLK, Jr. Day!” she said before quoting Mr. King. “‘I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character’ … Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card.”

The former Alaska governor’s comment comes after the president said in a New Yorker interview over the weekend that some people may not support his policies because of his race.

“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Mr. Obama said. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.”

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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