Obama White House Press Secretary: “Embittered” Pearl Harbor Survivors Need to Get Over It

75 years ago today the Japanese Imperial Navy launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor military base in Hawaii.

2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded.

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On Tuesday Obama White House Press Secretary said Pearl Harbor survivors should not be so bitter towards Japan.

The Daily Caller reported:

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press conference Monday it was natural for World War II veterans to be “embittered” about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor, but they should get over it for the sake of America.

It was announced Monday that Abe will be the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor since it was hit by a surprise attack that killed 2,403 Americans and brought the U.S. into World War II. The visit reciprocates President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima earlier this year for the anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on the city.

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