“It’s the culture that the president’s cultivated here. A culture of dishonesty, a culture of hatred.”

“I think he should take ownership over this divisive culture that he has created,” Priebus added. “Look, it’s the Democratic Party that has the shameful history. It’s not the Republican Party, and I think it’s about time that we also as Republicans start recapturing the real history of the Republican Party and not let these guys rewrite the history of equality, freedom and opportunity, which is what the party is about.”

The RNC chief’s comments come after Harry Belafonte compared the Koch brothers to the KKK at a campaign event Sunday for Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio.

“They make up the heart and the thinking in the minds of those who would belong to the KKK. They are white supremacists. They are men of evil. They have names. They are flooding our country with money,” Belafonte said of the Republican donors.