Obama sympathizes with attackers in Egypt. Sad and pathetic.— Reince Priebus (@Reince) September 12, 2012
Both accusations are based on a statement from the Cairo embassy, released before the attacks, which condemned "the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims." (Protesters were spurred by clips of an anti-Muslim film.)
The Obama administration has distanced itself from that statement, saying it was not approved by Washington and "doesn’t reflect the views of the U.S. government.” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the attacks in a statement Tuesday night; Obama released a statement condemning them Wednesday morning. While the Cairo embassy statement remains online, it was taken off the embassy homepage and embassy staff have deleted tweets, issued after the breach, that defended the comments.