“This is a deeply sad situation,” Trump said at a rally in Iowa.
“I feel bad for them, but I feel bad about myself.”
The former president, who was widely criticized for saying that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a spontaneous protest, blamed the attacks on the Obama administration and its “failed foreign policy.”
He said he had spoken to Secretary of State John Kerry, but did not have details about their discussions, according to a White House statement.
“We have no evidence that this was planned or directed by the Obama Administration, but we have enough to believe that the actions of the Obama Administrations leadership are being used as an excuse to justify their failure in their foreign policy goals,” Trump added.
“I will tell you one thing, we will not be bullied, we won’t be intimidated, we are not going to let this go on,” he said.
Trump’s remarks came on the heels of a statement he released Friday on the attack.
“On the day of the attack, President Obama issued a directive to ‘make every effort to minimize civilian casualties’ and ordered ‘all available resources to secure and secure the diplomatic mission in Benghazi,'” the statement said.
“The U.N. Ambassador, Chris Stevens, and U. S. sailors who were killed were the only Americans who were attacked.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives in Benghazi.”
The statement did not mention that Ambassador Stevens was killed in the attack and U .
Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens died in an attack in Tripoli.
Kerry had told the House of Representatives that he had “received reports of an attack on our consulate and that we are monitoring it closely.”
The White House has said that the attacks are believed to be carried out by al-Qaeda-linked groups.
Kushner’s comments come after former President Barack Obama’s administration said that it was still trying to determine who was responsible for the attack in Benghazi.
The White the former commander-in-chief said he has spoken to the U .
S. ambassador to Libya, but that no details of those conversations had been made public.
The former leader of the U , a former senator and secretary of state, said that he was also told that the State Department was investigating the attack as well.
He also addressed the attack from a political perspective.
“This is not a partisan issue,” he told reporters.
“This was a tragic event.”
In a Facebook post, he said that “all the political leaders that I know in the United States of America will have to come out in support of the family of Chris Stevens.”