Herman Cain Camp Says Libya Comments Taken 'Out of Context' (Video)
The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO is the latest GOP candidate to stumble when facing the press.
Herman Cain's campaign camp says a video clip of him fumbling to answer an interviewer's question about Libya has been "taken out of context."
During the exchange with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's editorial board, the presidential hopeful seemed unclear about whether or not he supported Barack Obama's stance on the country. He said, "President Obama supported the uprising, correct? President Obama called for the removal of Gaddafi. Just wanted to make sure we're talking about the same thing before I say, 'Yes, I agreed. No, I didn't agree.' "
Cain then declared "I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reason" then cut himself off, saying, "Nope, that's a different one."
He apologized for his muddled reaction, saying, "I got all this stuff twirling around in my head."
Cain spokesman JD Gordon later explained to MSNBC that the former Godfather's Pizza CEO "didn't say anything wrong or inaccurate; it just took him a while to recall the specifics of Libya."
Gordon defended Cain, "The video is being taken out of context. He was taking questions for about 30 to 40 minutes on four hours of sleep."
Later on in the interview, Cain remarked, "Some people want to say as President you're supposed to know everything. No you don't."
"I believe in having all of the information, as much of it as I possibly can, rather than making a decision or a statement about whether I totally agree or disagree when I wasn't privy to the entire situation."
Cain’s stumble comes a week after Texas Governor Rick Perry suffered from an awkward loss of words during a Republican debate in Michigan, in which he forgot the third agency of the government he plans to shut down if elected president.