Obama claiming US is 'less racially divided' than when he took office

In a yet-to-be-aired interview with NPR, the state-sponsored left wing radio outlet, President Obama is making a startling contention. In a PR release, the network advises:

In a year-end conversation with NPR News, President Obama told Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep that low morale around race relations in the U.S. is exaggerated by the national conversation around recent violence and not an accurate reflection of the state of affairs around the country.

When asked if the U.S. is more racially divided than it was when he took office six years ago, the President responded: "No, I actually think that it's probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided."

Wait! Didn’t his attorney general for the last 6 years call us a “nation of cowards” because we weren’t having an “honest” conversation about race? And now his boss is blaming a conversation about racial violence for exaggerating the problems. Can the Obama gang please get their story straight?

This is reminiscent of Mayor de Blasio blaming the media for exaggerating the violence of the violent demonstrators in New York.

Opinion surveys repeatedly reveal that the public disagrees with President Obama. Is he delusional or is he consciously lying in order to minimize the malign effects of his presidency?