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NEW ORLEANS, La. (KNOE 8 News) - More quotes from Phil Robertson's appearance at the Republican Leadership Conference have been released.

Robertson, star of Duck Dynasty, spoke negatively about President Barack Obama.  On our Facebook page, multiple comments were made concerning Robertson's view of race.

"There is one race on this planet and it is called the human race," Robertson said at the event yesterday.  "Therefore, you have no right to color code anyone, no one. We're all of the same family and like Zach said we're all made in the image of God Almighty and color of your skin does not determine the character of your person."

Robertson had been criticized nationally after an interview with GQ Magazine, in which he said that “I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field.... They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!... Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”

Robertson was invited to speak at the New Orleans event.  Governor Bobby Jindal and Senator David Vitter are also scheduled to speak.

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NEW ORLEANS, La.. (KNOE 8 News) - Reality TV star Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty brought the laugh factor to the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.

The three-day event is expected to draw some of the GOP's most recognized faces.

"Some of you are saying 'are you some kind of idiot?' Actually, I'm a multi-millionaire and I'm famous, so shut up and sit down," Robertson said.

Robertson did not hesitate on preaching the Bible and guns to the group of Republicans.

He also had a few words for President Barack Obama.

"We are up against evil that like I've never seen before in my life. Let me put it this way, for the last 5 or 6 years, I'm sitting there and watching what's coming out of the White House." Robertson continued, "the only thing I'm telling you folks is it's down right embarrassing. How evil and wicked--How many lies are we going to tell before somebody says 'What in the world are we doing?'"

This weekend's speakers include former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin, to name a few.

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