Former President Barack Obama on Friday suggested that American outrage over the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was the consequence of “wild conspiracy theories.”
While speaking at the University of Illinois where he accepted the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government, Obama slammed President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans.
“But over the past few decades, the politics of division and resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican party,” Obama said.
Further, the former president even went as far as to suggest that the 2012 Benghazi attack which left four Americans dead was a “wild conspiracy.”
“The politics of division and paranoia has found a home, unfortunately, in the Republican party. … they’ve embraced wild conspiracy theories by those surrounding Benghazi. Or my birth certificate,” said Obama.
“Benghazi is a conspicry @BarackObama?! How bout we do this, let’s put your cowardly ass on the top of a roof with 6 of your buddies&shoot rpg’s&Ak47’s at you while terrorists lob 81mm mortars killing 2 of your buddies all while waiting for US support that you never sent,” wrote Benghazi hero Kris Paronto on Twitter in response to the former president’s comments. Paronto is credited with saving approximately 20 people during the attack.