Former Gov. Mitt Romney stumbled during the second presidential debate of the 2012 campaign when he claimed that Obama had waited for days before describing the attack on America’s consulate in Libya as an “act of terror.” The charge came in response to a question from an undecided voter in the town hall forum, who asked the president about the recent attack in Libya that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Obama, who did call the attack an “act of terror” on the day after the September 11 incident, challenged Romney to “get the transcript” of his remarks.
When Romney doubled down on his charge, moderator Candy Crowley corrected Romney, saying President Barack Obama ”did in fact” describe the Libya attack as an act of “terror” on September 12.
“Can you say that a little louder, Candy?” Obama responded.
“The president destroyed Mitt Romney on foreign policy tonight,” said The Ed Show’s Ed Schultz. “It was a political disaster for Romney.”