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mis tayt muhnt

  • n  a statement that contains a mistake

  • Then again, it's kind of embarrassing when the misstatement comes from the President.
  • In meeting with Philadelphia Daily News said it was a "misstatement" and brushed it off as a "minor blip" that doesn't call into question her foreign policy credentials.
  • It was a grotesque misstatement of the ugly reality.
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  • Obama tells Berliners: 'Here in the United States...' during sweat-soaked speech
    Defending U.S. surveillance and data-collection practices, President Obama on Wednesday told a crowd in Berlin that those programs help keep people safe "here in the United States." The misstatement came near the conclusion of Mr. Obama's address, given in front of the city's symbolic and historic Brandenburg Gate. "I'm confident ...
    June 19, 2013 - The Washington Times

  • Jack Reed in msnbc.com
    I think that's a totally different context. Harry Reid made a misstatement,Reed said. "He owned up to it. He apologized. I think he is mortified by the statement he's made. And I don't think he should step down."
  • George Brandis in Sydney Morning Herald
    There has been a misstatement of a magnitude of three times by the government of the effect of these (tax) changes,Liberal senator George Brandis told local television today.
  • Donald Rumsfeld in FOXNews
    Such a bald misstatement, at least as it pertains to the period I served as secretary of defense, deserves a response,Rumsfeld said in a written statement. "I am not aware of a single request of that nature between 2001 and 2006."

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