That nonsense about Obama not wanting to call Boko Haram terrorists? It’s just another stupid right-wing talking point.
Aside from attacking Michelle Obama for publicly showing concern and lying about President Obama, one of the major spokes in the conservative effort to politicize the kidnapping of 284 schoolgirls in Nigeria has been to criticize the Obama administration for not designating Boko Haram (the group responsible for the abductions) a terrorist organization.
Why, then, is there all this video of President Obama calling Boko Haram a terrorist organization, long before the State Department changed its designation?
The mainstream media has also picked up the narrative. In fact, way back in July of 2013, CNN asked “Why hasn’t the Obama administration labeled ‘Boko Haram’ a terrorist organization?”, when, the month before, there actually was an Obama administration official who called Boko Haram a terrorist organization. Maybe you recognize him:
Another playful lie shot down.