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RNC Chairman Priebus likens Obama to Italian cruise ship captain

Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, called President Obama a “Captain Schettino” for going on the campaign trail.

“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 on CBS’s Face The Nation.

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Francesco Schettino was the captain of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that partially sank off the coast of Italy earlier this month. Schettino allegedly abandoned ship and has been arrested on multiple charges.

“What did you just say? What did you call President Obama?” asked Bob Schieffer, the show’s host.

“I called him Captain Schettino, 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,” Priebus said.