John Sununu was born in Havana Cuba on July 2, 1939. He recently dialed up the Republican rhetoric trying to divert attention from Romney’s taxes, by claiming that President Obama does not know how to be American.
Sununu, a former Chief of Staff to the first President Bush, talked himself into a corner during a conference call with reporters. He was criticizing Obama for arguing in Virginia on Friday that wealthy Americans didn’t achieve success on their own, but rather were aided to varying degrees by government investments in infrastructure and education that helped fuel corporate profits.
Sununu said Obama’s rhetoric “clearly demonstrated that he has absolutely no idea” how the American economy functions.
“The men and women all over America who — who have worked hard to build these businesses, their businesses, from the ground up is how our economy became the envy of the world,” he went on.
“It is the American way. And I wish this president would learn how to be an American.”
When questioned about the comment, Sununu backtracked — instead saying that Obama “has to learn the American formula for creating businesses,” ABC reported.
But earlier, speaking to FOX News, Sununu went even further in questioning if the President’s values were red, white and blue.
“He has no idea how the American system functions, and we shouldn’t be surprised about that, because he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in Indonesia, another set of years in Indonesia; and, frankly, when he came to the U.S., he worked as a community organizer, which is a socialized structure, and then got into politics in Chicago,” Sununu said.