President Obama reacted to the news Friday afternoon with effusive praise for the Egyptian people, especially its youth. “Egyptians have inspired us, and they’ve done so by putting the lie to the idea that justice is best gained through violence,” he said.
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Vice President Joe Biden, speaking earlier to an audience in Kentucky, said the developments in Egypt marked a day of “historic” and “dramatic” change.
MSNBC currently has LIVE video coverage of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answering questions on Egypt.
The text of President obama’s remarks on Egypt are available here.