Obama President warns of risks from 'crude' nationalism

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US President Barack Obama holds a press conference in Athens on November 15, 2016 play

US President Barack Obama holds a press conference in Athens on November 15, 2016

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US President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned against succumbing to "crude" nationalism in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum and the American vote, and with a wave of European elections looming.

"We are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an 'us' and a 'them'," Obama said in Athens as he embarked on a farewell trip to Europe.

"We know what happens when Europeans start dividing themselves up...the 20th century was a bloodbath," Obama said, adding that the United States was also painfully aware of how "dangerous" it was to "(divide) ourselves along lines of race or religion or ethnicity."

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