Supporters of the Confederate flag greeted the president on Wednesday waving the "Stars and Bars" as he arrived in downtown Oklahoma City.
Their message to President Obama was that the flag was a symbol of "heritage not hate," reported KFOR Channel 4 News.
"We don’t believe it’s a symbol of racism. They’re blaming the racist problems on the flag and not on the real problems of America. Through the race lies the people who carry and harbor the hate inside," said the event's organizer Andrew Duncomb.
Duncomb is a black man who calls himself the "black rebel."
“Again, look at these people, they all followed the black guy out here. Do you think that any of them are racists?” he continued.
During his interview with the local news, a woman confronted him about the flag.
“Sir, I’m letting you know that this flag right here represents hate,” said Kiana Smith. "“Please do not be fooled and brainwashed by the misconceptions. That flag in the south was about slavery.”
Despite the woman's attempt to guilt Duncomb into changing his position, he did not alter his beliefs.
“I’m letting you know that all these people out here right here do not believe it’s about hate, they believe it’s about heritage,” he responded.
Watch the full interview below: