Rubio Blasts President Obama's Remarks about Crusades

President Obama tried to put Christians in their place in a recent speech. Conservatives are in an uproar, and Marco Rubio had some choice words for the president himself.

The uproar began during the National Prayer Breakfast, when the president warned Christians not to judge modern-day Islamic extremists too harshly. He brought up the Crusades in comparison to remind Christians that their own history isn't squeaky-clean. "Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ," said the president.

The remarks have brought a lot of backlash from the GOP. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appeared on Fox News’s 'The Kelly Files' and said, "I think he's developed this habit of scolding and nagging and talking down to the American people and I think that's a very dangerous attribute for a president to have. It's very divisive, quite frankly annoying, after some time."

"I think to compare 21st century jihadists to 11th century medieval Christians is absurd," Rubio went on to say, noting that it was not a spontaneous thought. "It was a written, scripted statement. He knew exactly what he was doing, he wanted to be provocative, and I think there're people on the left who think that sort of statement is very appealing. I don't."

The White House continues to defend the president's remarks. Getting under the skin of the GOP seems to be this president’s own private crusade.

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