Rick Perry calls South Carolina church shooting an 'accident'
Former Texas governor Rick Perry went into damage control mode on Friday after calling the mass killing in South Carolina an "accident."
"Any time there is an accident like this the president is clear."His comment came during a NewsmaxTV interview in which he was asked about President Obama's reaction to the shooting that killed nine people.
After the interview, in which Perry also refers to the shooting as a hate crime, a representative classified it as a simple slip saying Perry meant to say "incident" rather than "accident."
But, of course, the Internet didn't let it slide.
On Twitter, @michaelianblack said, "Rick Perry describing the Charleston shooting as an 'accident' is about as plausible as Rick Perry becoming president."
And @HaroldItz scolded the presidential candidate, saying, "No, Rick Perry, an accident is what your dog does on the rug. Or what you do when you speak."
@kidrauhlangels added, "Someone please take Rick Perry home and put him to bed, he's clearly drunk."
But Perry making a few flubs is nothing new.
Back in 2011 during a Republican debate, he completely blanked trying to remember the third government agency that he would eliminate if elected president.
"The third agency of government I would do away with. Education...uh...the uh... Commerce...And let's see. I can't. The third one I can't. Oops."
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