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Star Parker Calls Obama’s Claims About Christians and the Crusades 'Verbal Rape' — and Here's How Geraldo Rivera Responded


"He pulled the air out of the room."

President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media during his last news conference of the year in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House December 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

Conservative commentator Star Parker appeared on "Hannity" last night, where she issued a harsh assessment of President Barack Obama's National Prayer Breakfast speech in which he claimed that "people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ" during the Crusades, calling his controversial remarks "verbal rape."

"Let me put it in context then, because I was in that room and it was frankly verbal rape," she said. "We were not expecting it, nobody wanted it, it was horrible to sit through and after it was over we all felt like crap."

Geraldo Rivera, one of her co-panelists, expressed surprise at her comparison and called it "harsh," but Parker doubled down.

"Verbal rape is what it was, because he pulled the air out of the room," she continued, calling Obama both "blind" and "arrogant in his conceit."

Parker also claimed that the purpose of the National Prayer Breakfast was unity, accusing Obama of sending a message to extremists that they shouldn't ever forget the past and that they should keep doing what they're doing in the Middle East.

Watch Parker's comments below at the 4:30 mark:

Parker's critical remarks are the latest to come in the wake of Obama's National Prayer Breakfast address during which he implored listeners not to forget the negative history that Christianity has had in light of the Crusades and Inquisition — and with America’s own past with slavery.

“And 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,” he said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

(H/T: Mediaite)

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