Carney Blames Ken Burns for Obama Omitting 'Under God' from Gettysburg Address

'He read the version of the address that Ken Burns provided; I think Ken Burns is a noted Civil War scholar'

Carney Explains Obama ‘Omission’ of God from Gettysburg Address to CBS’s Major Garrett (Mediaite)

After President Obama‘s recitation of the Gettysburg Address for documentarian Ken Burns ignited a firestorm among conservatives, but before the matter had been definitively laid to rest, CBS News’ Major Garrett asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to explain the President’s selection of a draft that did not include the phrase “under God.”

As the rest of the internet would soon learn, Carney explained why the President’s recitation of the speech did not include the phrase “under God,” which turned out not to be an “omission.”

“Now, you may not know the answer to this, but I want to bring this up to you,” Garrett began. “I know you know this, but the President is one of 61 famous politicians, historians and others who have cited the Gettysburg Address for Ken Burns.”

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