Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is hammering rival Hillary Clinton for allegedly fabricating the “Youtube video” explanation for the deadly Benghazi terror attack in 2012.
On Tuesday, Trump portrayed Clinton, Obama’s former Secretary of State in a damaging light as she tries to position herself as a more moderate and trusted foreign policy choice than Trump:
That jihad attack in Libya killed four Americans, including the ambassador. But President Barack Obama and his deputies focused media and public attention on an anti-Islamic video, and away from Obama’s policy decisions, during the few weeks between the September attack and the November election.
After the Benghazi attack, Obama withdrew most of the small U.S. presence in the country, which is now wracked by a civil war among various Islamic groups, and is being used as a launch point for migrants seeking to enter Europe.
The country’s tribal government collapsed in 2011, largely because Obama and Clinton supported several rebel factions with U.S. airpower.
In September 2014, Obama admitted that his policy in Libya was flawed.