Sunday, February 7, 2016

Romney launches ad on discredited Obama 'Apology Tour'

Republican Mitt Romney launches TV ad repeating discredited claim that Obama "apologized" for America in the Mideast.

Romney launches ad on discredited Obama 'Apology Tour'

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Mitt Romney launched a new TV ad Tuesday called “Apology Tour,” repeating conservatives’ persistent attack on President Obama’s foreign policy – criticism that major fact-checking groups unanimously agree is false.

The idea is that Obama, in several speeches abroad early in his term, including in Egypt, was apologizing for U.S. actions when he lamented that the sometimes-unilateral approach of the Bush administration had, in his view, damaged relationships with other nations.

Obama called it the “biggest whopper” his opponent has told when it came up in their third and final debate Monday night. The groups Factcheck.org; The Washington Post; and Politifact all have called “malarkey” on Romney’s apology meme.

Romney said it was telling in a debate exchange that Obama had omitted Israel, "our closest ally," when listing countries in the region he had visited.

Here is the new ad:

 

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