Sean Hannity's Fact Check: Did President Obama Go on an Apology Tour?
During Monday night’s third presidential debate at Lynn University, Governor Mitt Romney charged that President Barack Obama went on an “apology tour.” The president responded, “Nothing Governor Romney just said is true, starting with this notion of me apologizing. This has been probably the biggest whopper that has been told during the course of this campaign.”
Tonight on his show, Sean Hannity showed several examples of what he says demonstrate President Obama “apologizing” to nations around the world. Democratic strategist Steve Murphy told Hannity, “You weren’t listening to
[Obama] last night when he said we were defeating Al Qaeda.”
Hannity replied, “He lied about Benghazi, Steve.” Murphy lashed back, “You asked me a question here, Sean, do I get to answer or do you want to go on your own personal jihad here. […] Barack Obama talked last night extensively about the way he has authorized 260 drone attacks.”
Murphy said that in the clips Hannity showed of President Obama, he never said “I’m sorry” or offered an apology. David Limbaugh interjected, “Now that is intellectually dishonest. Don’t tell me – you liberals always say he didn’t apologize. Why are we all so up in arms about it? [Obama] said the same thing, saying America is dismissive and derisive. […] Is that an apology or not?”