Barack Obama stepped back from his endorsement of the Ground Zero Victory Mosque today.
After the uproar following his comments last night at the White House Iftar Dinner. Today, the president stepped back from his endorsement of the victory mosque. Only 20% of American voters support the Ground Zero mosque.
FOX News reported:
President Obama on Saturday sought to clarify his comments supporting the building of a mosque near ground zero that have ignited a political firestorm ahead of a difficult election season for Democrats.
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During a trip to Florida for a family vacation, Obama said his comments on Friday night were only directed at the constitutional right of the mosque to be there.
“I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there,” he said in response to a reporter’s question after he spoke about efforts to aid the Gulf Coast region. “I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding. That’s what our country is about.”
Obama came under instant fire after jumping into the middle of a cultural clash Friday night with comments that have elevated the contentious issue to the presidential level.