"The Arab spring could be turning into an Arab winter,” said an outraged Andy Card, former White House Chief of Staff as he responded to reports that an angry mob had stormed the US embassy in Cairo.
“The Spring could be producing weeds, not flowers,” he added.
According to reports, Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy on Tuesday, tore down the American flag and burned it during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that insulted Prophet Mohammad.
In place of the U.S. flag, the protesters tried to raise a black flag with the words "There is no God but God, and Mohammad is his messenger", a Reuters witness said.
Once the U.S. flag was hauled down, some protesters tore it up and showed off pieces to television cameras. Others burned the remains outside the fortress-like embassy building in central Cairo.
"This does not sit well with me at all," said Card on The Kudlow Report.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland in Washington said "We are obviously working with Egyptian security to try to restore order at the embassy and to work with them to try to get the situation under control," she said.
Following the protest, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said it was committed to giving all embassies the necessary protection.
The U.S. embassy had put out a statement earlier on Tuesday condemning "misguided individuals" who hurt the religious feelings of Muslims or followers of other religions.
Larry Kudlow, as you might imagine was outraged. Rather than concede, "They should have said 'how dare you rip down our flag. That's what they should have said!'"