On Tuesday night, Romney accused the Obama administration of responding to the attacks by sympathizing with the attackers. The statement he referenced, a message against anti-Muslim bigotry from the U.S. embassy in Cairo, came out before protesters breached the embassy walls and before the assault in Benghazi, Libya. Embassy officials stood by that statement in subsequent tweets; the White House said late Tuesday that the statement was not approved by the administration. Romney reaffirmed his position Wednesday, after the White House confirmed that the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other diplomats had been killed.
Asked if Romney's attacks were irresponsible, the president replied, "I'll let the American people judge that."