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September 18, 2017

During a campaign speech Sunday, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) bemoaned the racial divide in America between "reds and yellows." "You know that we were torn apart in the Civil War — brother against brother, North against South, party against party. What's changed?" the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice said. "Now we've got blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting."

He wondered what it will take to bring the U.S. "back together." "A president? A Congress? No. It's going to be God," Moore said. Moore's remarks emerged in footage of his speech that was provided to The Hill by a Republican "monitoring the race" between Moore and appointed Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who President Trump has announced he'll stump for this weekend.

Moore's campaign did not respond to a request for comment on what exactly Moore meant by "reds and yellows."

The primary runoff between Moore and Strange is next week. Becca Stanek

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