FACT CHECK: Romney Repeats Debunked Claim About Apologizing for America
Tonight, Mitt Romney once again repeated his long-debunked claim that President Obama apologized for America. But as independent fact-checkers have exhaustively said over and over again, the “apology tour” never happened.
REALITY: INDEPENDENT FACT CHECKERS HAVE REPEATEDLY CRITICIZED ROMNEY FOR INVENTING CLAIMS OBAMA APOLOGIZED FOR AMERICA
Washington Post Fact Check: Romney’s “Claim That Obama Repeatedly Has Apologized For The United States Is Not Borne Out By The Facts…The Apology Tour Never Happened.” “The claim that Obama repeatedly has apologized for the United States is not borne out by the facts, especially if his full quotes are viewed in context … Note to GOP speechwriters and campaign ad makers: The apology tour never happened.” [Washington Post Fact Checker, 2/22/11]