David Axelrod On Nightline: Obama Has “Directly Confronted” Mubarak On Human Rights

Posted by | January 28, 2011 18:21 | Filed under: Top Stories

Appearing in Friday’s Nightline, White House adviser David Axeldrod addresses the relationship between President Obama and Egyptian President Mubarak (pictured) with Jake Tapper.

TAPPER: Hosni Mubarak is not a good guy and that government tortures, is repressive, doesn’t believe in the same freedoms we do and they’re also one of our closest allies in the Middle East.

AXELROD: Obviously these are the challenges of the presidency in a very difficult world. And, but the way he’s confronted it, is he went to Cairo and talked about the need, the universal human rights of people. He’s — on several occasions directly confronted Pres. Mubarak on it. And pushed him on the need for political reform —

TAPPER: To get ahead of this.

AXELROD: — in his country. Exactly to get ahead of this. This is a project he’s been working on for 2 years and today the president is working hard to encourage restraint and a cessation of violence against the people of Egypt.

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