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Video: MSNBC's Chuck Todd Calls Mitt Romney "Irresponsible" for Attacking Pres. Obama Over Deaths in Libya

| by Michael Allen

MSNBC host Chuck Todd slammed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who attacked President Obama shortly after the deaths of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three members of his staff.

Several hours before a protest that left Stevens dead, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo released a statement condemning the film 'Innocence of Muslims' that attacked the Prophet Muhammad.

According to reports RawStory.com (video below), the Obama White House disavowed the statement by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, saying it had not been cleared in advanced.

The Romney campaign then released a statement: “It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks."

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On Tuesday morning, MSNBC host Chuck Todd said “The only way to get attention is to say something a little outrageous. And I have to say, I am stunned they put out this release when they did, before we knew all the facts, before daybreak, before we know for sure whether there are going to be protests that spread around the world.”

“It seemed to be an irresponsible thing to do. And it’s one that I’m fascinated to see this morning that the Romney campaign, no mention. Suddenly they put out a debt statement. I have a feeling they wish they had that moment back, they wish they had that statement back."

"I understand where they feel like they are, they are chasing news cycles right now and they feel as if they have to be involved in every news cycle and every event if the president is involved in order to look on equal footing. But that was a bad mistake they made last night.”

After the attack on Stevens and his staff, President Obama vowed to bring the killers of Stevens and the other victims to justice.