Former White House adviser Axelrod warns of racial 'fear' towards Obama

February 11, 2015 2:04 PM

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David Axelrod, the political strategist who helped Barack Obama secure two terms in the White House, has warned that racial "fear" and hostility towards the first black US president has infected American politics and is partly to blame for Republican intransigence in confronting the president's agenda.

In an interview before the release of his new autobiography, Axelrod spoke in frank terms about what he perceives as the corrosive influence of race in the Obama era.

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