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Romney Questions Obama's Truthfulness in Upcoming Debates

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at Van Dyck park in Fairfax, Va., Sept. 13, 2012.
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at Van Dyck park in Fairfax, Va., Sept. 13, 2012.
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U.S. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney sharpened his criticism of President Barack Obama, saying the president tends to say things that are "not true."

In an ABC News interview, Romney said he expected  Obama to say things that were "not accurate" during their three presidential debates in October.  

In the taped interview that aired Friday, Romney also said he had not decided if he would spend his time "correcting things" or focusing on the issues that he wanted to highlight.

There was no immediate reaction from Obama's campaign. The president is spending the day in Washington D.C., where he will attend a private campaign event late Friday.

Romney is holding a rally in Ohio, on Friday. Earlier this week, the Republican challenger touched off a political firestorm when he inaccurately accused the president of apologizing for an anti-Muslim film that has sparked protests in the Middle East, South and East Asia and Africa.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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by: Godwin from: Accra
September 17, 2012 10:25 AM
Jeff, the facts on the ground are that the US embassy in Egypt apologized to muslims for the US produced film that was offensive to certain groups earlier before the attacks in Libya took place, so Obama never apologized to the murderers as Romney sought to portray.


by: Jeff h from: CA
September 14, 2012 11:34 AM
Why are Romney's comments about Obama apologizing considered in accurate. The Diplomatic Corps speak for the President, and the U.S.. They did apologize, and Obama apologized again later.

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by: Matthew from: Providence,RI
September 17, 2012 5:21 PM
Mr Jeff,please check your facts before making flamboyant comment.The President never apologized to any country regarding the carnage that happening in the middle east.If you have nothing to convey,i advise you remain quiet.Mitt Romney's and his Republican hooligan try portray this issue that happening in the Arab world.


by: Chris from: Brussels
September 14, 2012 11:14 AM
A lie repeated continuously can appear as truth.
May I see you last 10 years taxes please
How many jobs did you create and destroy or export
Your experience at international affairs has not been conclusive
Why would being good at ruthlessly making money mean you would be a good President?


by: oed from: norcal
September 14, 2012 11:09 AM
This guy is delusional, he is in my opinion a pathological liar.
PATHETIC excuse for an American Presidential candidate.

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