Earnest confronted head on: How is it OK for hypocrite Obama to call Bush ‘unpatriotic’?

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was taken to task for saying President Barack Obama doesn’t love America. But the mayor’s critics seem to have forgotten the 2008 presidential campaign, when Obama called then-President George W. Bush “unpatriotic.”

“Fox & Friends Weekend” played a clip of the president’s remarks, along with an exchange Friday between Fox News correspondent Ed Henry and White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

“The problem is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt,” Obama told a crowd in Fargo, N.D., according to Fox News. “We now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible, it’s unpatriotic.”

Henry hammered Earnest on the comments during Friday’s` press briefing.

“Does the president have any regrets about saying that President Bush was unpatriotic?” Henry asked.

Earnest claimed the president wasn’t questioning Bush’s patriotism as much as his wisdom in driving up the debt.


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