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Rick Perry to O'Reilly: Obama 'Absolutely' is a Socialist


Appearing on the O'Reilly Factor Friday evening, Texas governor and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry defended his ad blasting President Obama's now-infamous "lazy" comment. He also, unequivocally, called the president a socialist.

The Blaze previously reported that Perry's ad blasted Obama, calling his comments "pathetic" while blaming his “socialist policies” for “bankrupting America.”

To refresh, the ad is featured below.

O'Reilly played a clip of Obama's comment in full context and asked Perry if he still thought the president was really characterizing the whole of America as "lazy." In the clip, Obama says the country has been "a little bit lazy," but follows with words on "attracting new business to America."

Perry stood by his assertion, however, and responded by saying the president travels the country "making excuses for America."

When asked if he thinks Obama is a socialist, Perry didn't hesitate for a moment before answering, "absolutely" he is a socialist.

Watch below:

The following is a clip of Obama's comment:

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