Obama has supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt ever since he invited them to his speech in Cairo in June 2009, so this is no surprise. “White House congratulates Egypt’s Morsi,” by Byron Tau for Politico, June 24 (thanks to Benedict):
The White House congratulated Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Morsi on his victory in that country’s presidential election, calling it a “milestone” in the country’s transition to democracy.
President Obama called Morsi Sunday evening, telling him that the United States would stand by Egypt in its transitional period “” and said that he looked forward to working together.
“We look forward to working together with President-elect Morsi and the government he forms, on the basis of mutual respect, to advance the many shared interests between Egypt and the United States,” press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement….