GOP Legislators: LePage reportedly said President Obama hates white people

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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Gov. Paul LePage, who has a reputation for making inflammatory comments, reportedly said last week that President Obama hates white people.

The Portland Press Herald is quoting two unnamed state lawmakers who say they heard LePage make the remark at a party fundraiser last Monday.

According to the paper, each said LePage talked about how Obama could have been the best president ever if he highlighted his bi-racial heritage.

But LePage reportedly said the president hasn't done that because he hates white people.

Two other legislators who were there say they did not hear LePage say anything like that.

Gov. LePage spoke brielfy with reporters in Augusta on Monday  saying he never said the comment.

LePage political advisor Brent Littlefield says he was not at the event, but he feels it is far-fetched for anyone to make an insinuation that the governor is racist given his life history.

A young black man from Jamaica, Devon Raymond junior joined Lepage's family in 2002.

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