In a preview for an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes set to air on Wednesday night, President Barack Obama took a shot at Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for criticizing his administration’s response to Tuesday’s deadly attacks on U.S. embassies in North Africa.
In an interview with Steve Kroft, the president was asked if Romney was right to criticize his administration’s response to attacks on American embassies in Libya and Egypt.
“There’s a broader lesson to be learned here,” said President Obama. “And I think — you know, Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later.
“As president, one of the things I’ve learned is you can’t do that,” the president continued. “It’s important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts. And that you’ve thought through the ramifications before you make them.”
Kroft asked if Romney’s statements were “irresponsible,” to which Obama replied, ‘I’ll let the American people judge that.”
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