Obama Won't Back Down From Criticizing Cambridge Police Arrest of Gates

by Benjamin Domenech on 8:46 am July 24, 2009

After it initially looked as if the White House was walking back POTUS’s off-hand criticism that the arresting officer in Cambridge acted “stupidly,” he now tells Nightline: “I have to say I am surprised by the controversy surrounding my statement, because I think it was a pretty straightforward commentary…” Yes, but you’re the President.

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