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Donald Trump: Obama Is The 'Great Divider'

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Despite several recent controversies that Donald Trump has faced on the campaign trail, the Republican presidential candidate promised that he would unify the United States, unlike President Barack Obama, whom he called the "great divider."

At a crowded South Carolina rally on Nov. 25, Trump said that Obama is directly responsible for the unrest and uprisings over racial discrimination and police violence in cities like Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, reports CNN.

"Look at our inner cities," Trump said before listing several cities minority communities that have protested police brutality, according to CNN. "I call [Obama] the Great Divider. I am going to be a unifier."

Trump's comments come days after he justified the beating of a Black Lives Matter protestor by a half-dozen white audience members at a rally, calling the victim "obnoxious" and indicating that "maybe he should have been roughed up."

The billionaire businessman, whose wife joined him onstage for the first time in his campaign, previously suggested either shutting down some American mosques putting all of them under heavy surveillance.

"There's some nastiness, there's some meanness there," he said at the Nov. 25 rally. "There's something going on in the mosques and other places," he added before asking why Obama "is so emphatic on not solving the problem?"

"There's something we don't know about," Trump said, before someone in the audience shouted, "He's a Muslim!"

Trump also called to reinstate waterboarding, an interrogation practice defined as torture.

"We would not have gotten Osama bin-Laden -- from what I hear -- without waterboarding," Trump said.

While the CIA claimed that waterboarding was effective, last year's Senate Intelligence Committee report determined the practice to be both cruel and unreliable for receiving "actionable intelligence," the New York Times reports. The "near-drowning" that the "enhance interrogation technique" simulates reportedly led to more false confessions than not, the report said.

But Trump said that ISIS's beheadings and other practices of brutality pale in comparison to waterboarding.

"I'm going to be the best protector," Trump said, according to CNN. "I'm going to fight like hell for this country."

Sources: CNN, New York Times / Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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