Following much-publicized commentary from President Barack Obama on Wednesday claiming that Egypt, though not an enemy, isn’t considered a U.S. ally, the White House is in clarification mode. According to an administration spokesperson, the president didn’t intend to signal any change in the relationship that exists between the two countries.
Earlier today, TheBlaze reported about Obama’s initial comments, which were made during an interview with Telemundo, the Spanish-language television station. When asked by a reporter if the U.S. and Egypt are allies, the president responded, “I don’t think that we would consider them an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy.”
Does the word “ally” actually mean anything to Obama?