Obama campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt abruptly ended a heated radio interview Thursday after being pressed on President Barack Obama’s differing statements on the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
LaBolt insisted on Cleveland’s WTAM that the White House has been sharing all the facts as they’ve come in from the intelligence community. Asked whether the president should make a statement disavowing his past comments blaming the assault on an anti-Islam video, LaBolt pushed back.
“The president called it an act of terror within 24 hours, he again updated the American people on the incident in Benghazi in his interview on ABC News last night and he — ” LaBolt said.
“So which time was he lying, when he called it a terror attack or when he called it a video problem?” WTAM’s host interjected. “Because he said two different things.”
“Thank you for having me this morning, I’ve gotta move to my next interview,” LaBolt said, ending the conversation.
Listen to the full interview below; hangup occurs around the 11:05 mark.
(h/t Ace of Spades HQ)