In an effort to praise Hillary Clinton’s “judgment,” the former secretary of state’s senior campaign strategist Joel Benenson confused Osama bin Laden and Barack Obama in an unfortunate gaffe.
In an interview on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on Monday, Benenson said, “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.”
Turning to the current presidential race between Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Benenson said, “I think it’s unfortunate Senator Sanders is not holding up well under the scrutiny and the rigor that the New York press corp is applying to him here. It would be better for him, I think, to stay on the issues.” (RELATED: Hillary: Sanders ‘Hadn’t Done His Homework’ [VIDEO])
“But we’re happy to have debates about whose got the judgement and the wherewithal to become commander in chief and make America safe and improve our economy in a way that will make a real difference in peoples’ lives.”