Maine Gov Denies Saying Obama ‘Hates White People’

Source: Catalina Camia / USA Today

Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who has a history of making controversial statements, denied that he said President Obama “hates white people.”

“No, I never said that. And you guys are all about gossip,” the Republican governor said Tuesday to WCSH-TV in Portland and other reporters who followed him.

The Portland Press Herald reported Monday that LePage said during a fundraiser last week that Obama “hates white people,” according to two Republican lawmakers who had heard the remark. They had requested anonymity “for fear of political retribution,” the newspaper said.

The Bangor Daily News also reported the remark attributed to LePage, citing an anonymous person who attended the event.

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