Landrieu: "The South Has Not Always Been The Friendliest Place For African-Americans"

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In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) said the reason President Obama has low approval ratings in the South is because it's not "the friendliest place for African-Americans."

"I'll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans," Landrieu said. "It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader."

"What's interesting there is other Democratic folks that I've talked to in the Senate they use different language," Chuck Todd said on Thursday's broadcast of NBC's Nightly News. "Mark Pryor told me the president just doesn't understand rural America."

Chuck Todd says regardless of the outcome on Election Day, the Democratic party is "leaving Barack Obama behind" and is about to become the party of the Clintons again.

"Here's one larger bottom line come Tuesday night no matter the outcome, the Democratic party is leaving Barack Obama behind and is about to become the party of the Clintons again because that is who all these Democrats are running toward this election year," Todd said.

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