- Jul 14, 2011
- Reaction score
- Native America
By Mollie Reilly
Ann Romney on Tuesday hit back at charges that her husband lied during last week's presidential debate, comparing President Obama's campaign to a petulant child in a "sandbox" who had "lost the game."
In an interview set to air Wednesday morning, Fox News' Martha MacCallum asked Romney for her reaction to criticism of her husband's statements in the debate.
I mean, lied about what?" she responded. "Its sort of like someone thats, you know, in the sandbox that like lost the game and theyre just going to kick sand in someones face and say, 'you liar.' I mean, its like they lost, and so now they just are going to say, okay, the game, we didnt like the game. So to me, its poor sportsmanship."
Immediately following the debate, Obama's campaign lashed out at Mitt Romney's claims during the debate, blasting his statements as "mostly fiction." The backlash continued Thursday when Obama himself took a direct shot at the Republican during a campaign stop in Denver.
"Romney may dance around his positions but if you want to be president, you owe the American people the truth," Obama said at a rally.
Top Obama advisers David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs also hit hard on the charges while making the Sunday show rounds. Gibbs, on ABC's "This Week," called Romney's debate claims "fundamentally dishonest" and "absolutely crazy," while Axelrod said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that the former governor's statements were "completely unrooted in fact."
Independent fact checking organizations have also questioned some of Romney's claims.
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