Sarah Palin hands out American Flags to protesters during the "Million Vet March on the Memorials" in Washington, Oct. 13, 2013.
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Palin to Obama: ‘No more playing the race card’


Sarah Palin has a message for President Obama: Stop talking about race.

In marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day on her Facebook page Monday, Palin posted a photo alongside a well-known quote from Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech–and took the opportunity to make a dig at the president.

“Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card,” Palin wrote.

This is not the first time the former governor and one-time vice presidential nominee has criticized the Obama administration while also alluding to race. In 2012, Palin accused the president on Facebook of using a “shuck and jive schtick” to cover up the truth behind the Benghazi attacks, and has also insisted Obama was bringing America back to the era of slavery.

In a recent interview with the New Yorker, Obama candidly stated that his race was a factor in how some people approached him. “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president,” he said.