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White House: President’s applause line on Libya ‘one of the best moments in recent debate history’

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“Get the transcript,” President Obama replied, as Mitt Romney questioned whether or not the president called the attack in Libya an act of terror.

That, according to the Obama campaign, is one of the greatest debate moments in modern history.

“Our view is that the president, the back and forth on Libya last night was one of the best moments for the president, one of the best moments in recent debate history,” traveling Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Air Force One yesterday.

Transcript of the moment below:

MR. ROMNEY: You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror. It was not a spontaneous demonstration.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Please proceed.

MR. ROMNEY: Is that what you’re saying?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Please proceed, Governor.

MR. ROMNEY: I — I — I want to make sure we get that for the record, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Get the transcript.

MS. CROWLEY: It — he did in fact, sir.

So let me — let me call it an act of terrorism — (inaudible) —

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Can you say that a little louder, Candy? (Laughter, applause.)

MS. CROWLEY: He did call it an act of terror. It did as well take — it did as well take two weeks or so for the whole idea of there being a riot out there about this tape to come out. You are correct about that.

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