Just one of President Barack Obama’s last 47 tweets from his official campaign account mentioned the crisis unfolding in the Middle East or the four Americans who lost their lives in a fiery attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Tuesday.
Among the tweets sent out by Obama’s Twitter account included a chance to win tickets to an Obama event hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce, links to Obama merchandise and solicitations for $5 and $10 donations.
The only mention of the consulate assault came in the form of a retweet of the White House Twitter account:
“I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi” -President Obama. Full statement: on.wh.gov/jfa9We
— The White House (@whitehouse) September 12, 2012
There was one post prior to the attacks that addressed the 9/11 memorial and no posts today to acknowledge the tribute ceremony for the fallen U.S. ambassador and his staff whose bodies arrived in the U.S. on Friday.
The official account of Republican rival Mitt Romney also remained in campaign mode. Of the Romney camp’s last seven tweets spanning the same time period, two were seemingly personalized messages about remembering 9/11, including a link to a YouTube video about the importance of the American flag, and another was about a U.S. Military bill. However, the Romney Twitter account made zero mentions of the Americans killed in Libya or the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East.
Here are the 45 most recent tweets from team Obama:
Here are the last seven Tweets from the Romney campaign:
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