After Chelsea Clinton Attacks Trump on Twitter, Radio Host Reminds Her of Benghazi

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Conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch reminded Chelsea Clinton on Thursday that her mother, Hillary Clinton, misled the public on what initiated the 2012 Benghazi terror attack after the former first daughter knocked President Trump for discussing what dessert he ate during his meeting last week with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Chelsea Clinton tweeted Wednesday afternoon that she found it "disturbing" Trump remembered what dessert he ate with Xi at his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, but not what country he ordered missile strikes against last Thursday night.

During an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that aired Wednesday morning, Trump said, "We had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you have ever seen," while discussing when he told Xi that he ordered U.S. military strikes on a Syrian government airfield.

Trump had mistakenly said the strikes targeted Iraq, before Bartiromo clarified that he meant Syria, which led Clinton to attack the president via Twitter.

Loesch responded to Clinton on Twitter by saying she found it "disturbing" the former first daughter's mother misled the American people on what caused the Benghazi attack, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

Loesch was referencing when the failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate emailed her daughter on the night of the Benghazi attack and said it was perpetrated by an "al Qaeda-like group" in what appeared to be a planned assault.

A few hours later, Hillary Clinton released a statement suggesting the terrorist attack was caused by a spontaneous mob responding to an anti-Muslim YouTube video.

Clinton as secretary of state and other top Obama administration officials claimed the attack was a direct response to a video, but it has since been revealed that the assault on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya was a planned and coordinated attack by extremists unrelated to any video.

The State Department reaffirmed in June that an anti-Islamic video did not motivate the attacks, while a report produced last year by the House Select Committee on Benghazi showed the Obama administration believed the assault was a planned terrorist attack before senior officials said publicly the video was responsible.

Madeleine Weast

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Madeleine Weast is Assistant Social Media Editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was a Communications Fellow at The Charles Koch Institute. Madeleine is from Prairie Village, Kansas and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @MadeleineWeast.

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