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Rick Santorum Apologizes For President Obama ‘Snob’ Comment, Calls It ‘Factually Inaccurate’

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Yesterday on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, former presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he regretted calling President Obama a snob for saying that young people should go to college.

Now freed from the shackles of life on the carefully scripted campaign trail, Santorum acknowledged that he was wrong about Obama’s remarks:

MORGAN: Of all those, which is the one you most regret looking back?

SANTORUM: The snob one, because I misread his comment. I thought he said everybody should go to college. And it was…what I had read was someone’s interpretation of what—and I just used that as a fact. That it was factually incorrect. That’s the one I feel bad about.

Santorum’s wife Karen, who was also on the program alongside her husband, agreed. “I wish he hadn’t said that,” she told Morgan. Watch it:

Santorum’s “snob” comment, which he repeated several times during his campaign, grossly mischaracterized President Obama’s actual remarks. In everything from campaign speeches to addresses before Congress, President Obama said that all young Americans should receive some kind of post-secondary education, whether by going to a four year college or community college or vocational training program. Notably, during the campaign, Santorum stood by his original comment during a late February appearance on Meet the Press.

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