On Face the Nation, RNC chair Reince Priebus compared President Obama to Captain Schettino, who crashed the Costa Concordia cruise liner off the coast of Italy and then fled the ship where at least 17 passengers died.
“In a few months, this is all going to be ancient history and we’re going to talk about our own little Captain Schettino, which is President Obama who’s abandoning the ship here in the United States and is more interested in campaigning than doing his job as president,” Priebus said.
Host Bob Schieffer, surprised, followed-up on the comment. Priebus likes his new nickname for the President and pushed back. Priebus replied:
“I called him Captain Schettino, you know the captain that fled the ship in Italy. That’s our own president who’s fleeing the American people and not doing his job and running around the country and campaigning.”