Former President Jimmy Carter is claiming that Newt Gingrich, candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, is developing a campaign message that appeals to a prejudiced point of view.

Carter was interviewed on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" when making the comments. He is quoted as saying, "I wouldn't say he's racist, but he knows the subtle words to use to appeal to a racist group."

Carter points to Gingrich's experience as a Congressman to say that Gingrich knows how to use rhetoric that he calls popular in the South. Gingrich has drawn criticism in the GOP presidential campaign from African-American groups over making comments viewed by some as racially insensitive.