Senior strategist for Clinton campaign makes embarrassing mix-up.
Media nationwide sounds off on Beneson’s mistake.
Error blurs lines between reality and T.V. programing.
A senior strategist for Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign, Bill Benenson, mistook Barack Obama, leader of the free world, for Osama Bin Laden, founder of terrorist group Al-Qaeda. On Monday, the senior correspondent committed a faux pas of epic proportions, releasing the following statement:
“You know, when it comes to the question of judgement, let’s be clear. Hillary Clinton ran a spirited campaign against then-senator Obama and at the end of that campaign, he made a decision about her judgement and trusted her to put her in as secretary of state, overseeing American diplomacy and relations around the world,He listened to her in the Situation Room, time after time, including around decisions about whether or not to go after Barack Obama.”
Don’t believe it? See and hear for yourself:
Predictably, this error was immediately picked up several major news outlets. Andrew Kaczynski, political editor for Buzzfeed News, chimed in with the following tweet:
lol, can't believe this mistake still gets made https://t.co/ZlDcP5fcll
— andrew kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 11, 2016
Kaczynski isn’t alone in his opinion. Many are left wondering how, in 2016, after Clinton served as Secretary of State under President Obama, such a comical mistake could be made. You may even be thinking “You can’t even make this stuff up!”. Well, apparently you can. Benenson’s error is startlingly similar to the following clip from the popular NBC sitcom “30 Rock”.
With an administration that’s prone to making errors like these, do you think Clinton is ready to run for Commander-in-chief in the 2016 election? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!