NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum at the Plaza Hotel, September 21, 2016 in New York City. The forum is focused on trade and investment opportunities on the African continent for African heads of government and American business leaders. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Photo: Drew Angerer
Photo: Drew Angerer

Former Trump official resigns after blaming Obama for racism

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"I don't think there was any racism until Obama got elected," Kathy Miller told The Guardian

Take a sec to note the pained look on the reporter's face, which is really one of the kinder reactions we've seen to Miller's comments.

Her resignation comes amid a particularly tense week in regard to race. Violent protests erupted in Charlotte this week after a black man was shot by a police officer.

>> Related: Family releases video in deadly Charlotte shooting

And this week in Oklahoma, an officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man was charged with first-degree manslaughter.

"I watched the shooting, in particular, in Tulsa. And that man was hands up. ... To me it looked like he did everything you're supposed to do. ... I'm very, very troubled by that. We have to be very careful," Trump said.

In a statement, Miller called her earlier statements inappropriate and said she was not a spokesperson for the campaign.

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