DEBATE BLOW-OUT: Did Obama Really Classify Libya as a Terror Attack the Day After?
President Obama’s claim during Tuesday’s presidential debate that he labeled the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya an act of terror the day after the attack sparked a contentious debate on Thursday’s America Live between Megyn Kelly and guest contributors Ben Ferguson and Simon Rosenberg.
Radio host Ferguson argued that while the president did indeed say “no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation” during an address to the American people, the administration is now trying to re-write history. Ferguson said that in the address, the president “talked specifically about what happened last night in Benghazi. He did not say ‘the acts of terror last night in Benghazi.’ He didn’t come close to that word.”
Ferguson also pointed out that during appearances on multiple shows, including Fox News Sunday, UN Ambassador Susan Rice blamed the attack on a controversial, anti-Islam YouTube video.
Simon Rosenberg, former campaign advisor to President Clinton, also addressed the YouTube video, saying, “There was no confusion about whether or not there was a military-like strike against our ambassador … That was clear from day one. What has been confusing is whether or not the video caused these protests. And given that there were protests going on in dozens of other cities because of this video at the very same time, it is reasonable to assume that they thought there was also a video involved in this too.”
The discussion of the YouTube video continued when Megyn Kelly pointed out that while one can debate what the president said, it is very clear that Rice blamed the attack on the YouTube video. Rosenberg blasted back, “It’s not true, Megyn. It’s not true,” prompting Kelly to pull up the tape.
See what happened next - watch both parts of the heated debate below:
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