Mubarak to Obama: ‘You Don’t Understand Egypt’
A ‘relieved’ Hosni Mubarak sat down with ABC News’ Christiane Amanpour to discuss the revolution teeming on his streets. Money passages:
He said he’s fed up with being president and would like to leave office now, but cannot, he says, for fear that the country would sink into chaos.
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While he described President Obama as a very good man, he wavered when I asked him if hour felt the U.S. had betrayed him. When I asked him how he responded to the United States’ veiled calls for him to step aside sooner rather than later, he said he told President Obama “you don’t understand the Egyptian culture and what would happen if I step down now.”
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He told me, “I never intended to run again. I never intended Gamal to be President after me.”