During an interview with the BBC last Friday, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was pressed to defend some of her past remarks, including questioning whether the policy priorities of President Barack Obama are really in America's interest.
"If we look at the collection of friends that Barack Obama has had in his life," Bachmann told MSNBC's Chris Matthews in 2008, "it calls into question what Barack Obama's true beliefs and values and thoughts are. His attitudes, values, and beliefs with Jeremiah Wright on his view of the United States...is negative; Bill Ayers, his negative view of the United States. We have seen one friend after another call into question his judgment -- but also, what it is that Barack Obama really believes?"
"Remember it was Michele Obama who said she is only recently proud of her country and so these are very anti-American views," she said. "That's not the way that most Americans feel about our country. Most Americans are wild about America and they are very concerned to have a president who doesn't share those values."
The Left has extrapolated these comments to claim that Bachmann decried the president himself as "very anti-American." The BBC questioned Bachmann on this premise and she once again insisted it's the president's "anti-free market" policies which have her worried:
Rep. Bachmann, R-Minn., was also asked about President Obama's recent trip to India which allegedly cost American taxpayers up to $200 million per day. Bachman has repeated the claim, but points out that the actual figure came from a report out of New Delhi.