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This is a Fox News alert new questions for the White House about remarks President Obama made after meeting with one of the world's few Communist leaders.
Welcome to America -- I'm -- -- in for making Kelly yesterday President Obama sat down with Vietnam's president for a rare White House meeting.
The two leaders discussing ways to advance our relationship.
Afterwards critics say President Obama appeared to complement Vietnam's late Communist dictator ho chi -- As President Obama pointed out the Vietnam War era leader was actually inspired.
By none other than how -- founding fathers and documents -- The president -- shared with me.
A copy of the letter sent -- Ho chi -- -- spiritual.
And we discussed practice what she -- was actually inspired.
The US declaration of independence.
Fusion and -- ourselves.
We're human thoughts about his interest in cooperation with the United States and present -- indicated that the even -- it's 67 years later it's -- that we're -- making progress.
-- out Fox News digital politics editor host a power -- on foxnews.com live.
Chris -- well.
I'm guessing those remarks are not gonna go over well a whole lot of books.
Well certainly for the families of some 60000 Americans who died in theater in Vietnam.
Things are different today with Vietnam obviously things are very different even they were a decade ago.
And though they have a McDonald's and they make a lot of sneakers.
They are still as you pointed out -- a very few Communist nations and they do still Revere.
Uncle ho as they call him he has day just like -- Did -- glassed in mausoleum in the city that bears his name.
He was also a mass murderer he was -- butcher.
Some estimates as many as half a million.
The north the end of the Vietnamese people were slaughtered as part of his effort to consolidate power as a leninist Marxist of the real deal.
-- when he was writing that letter to president Truman he also happened to be hanging out with.
Joseph Stalin and getting the red army to train.
His army so that they could.
Do things like.
Put peasants and re education camps who complained about the -- -- and killed those who protest it or cause an uprising.
That doesn't exactly sound like Thomas Jefferson's jam right there.
No it doesn't end with that in mind.
What do you make of these remarks was it.
A slip of the tongue what was it eight prepared and and calculated and there was decision made to make this specific references benefit was at four.
Well it it that seems to be one of two things either it's a -- And the president doesn't know.
Or didn't know he probably knows now but didn't know who -- -- really was or what he did.
He may not have study that have been much aware of and I I have no idea the other possibility is that he was being.
And fast sciele.
To make his guest feel at home to say something nice and that he got carried away.
In saying that in any way.
This guy who was really this butcher and his his regime that followed after he died in 69 the -- that followed after.
Cruel and brutal reprisals against the Vietnamese who had helped us.
So he may have gotten carried away.
He's been out on the trail campaign trail for the past couple days he may have gotten carried away rhetorically trying to make his guest feel at home.
All right we have some reaction from -- -- -- our viewers maybe familiar with him Chief Executive Officer concerned veterans for America.
He says ask any Vietnam veteran weather in coaching and they were fighting a brutal tyrant -- the intellectual descendant of Thomas Jefferson the answer will be nearly universal.
While the world was -- -- -- the question of whether -- and was nearly -- misunderstood Democrat was never in doubt.
He was -- Communist dictator of -- with consolidating power the president's statement is -- -- counter factual and just plain pandering.
Well let's remember you know -- get ready to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the other major US conflict of the cold war in Korea.
And for much.
America these are forgotten conflicts.
And the fact that some 100000 Americans.
Gave their lives in these conflicts in Asia.
This is often forgotten and is often overlooked so the president may not have top of mind awareness about this but as you pointed out earlier for a lot.
A lot of Vietnam veterans in this country.
The idea that this was a mix up that the reason we fought the war was a misunderstanding whether you think the war was right to fight or not but that it was that near miss if only Truman and hope could've gotten it together in those days.
Will bring offense.
And I'm sure I'm -- -- we here's some reaction or clarification from the White House the meantime Chris thank you very much have a great weekend.
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