It’s been awhile since there’s been a dust-up between the White House and reporters over the decorum surrounding attempts to question the president, but we got one today.
President Obama was in the middle of a statement on deportations when he was interrupted by a reporter.
The reporter Neil Munro, said he thought the president was about finished with his remarks and he knows the president usually turns and walks away without answering questions. He says he “mistimed” his question.
The question — “Why do you favor foreigners over American workers?” — was a bit of a “do you still beat your wife?” question.
After he finished the statement, the president said he’d answer the question from the Daily Caller, but he really didn’t. “It is the right thing to do,” he gave as an answer, which was exactly the same sentence he delivered at the point when Munro interrupted him.
Reporters who want to make speeches has been the bane of presidents for generations. Some have been good at deflecting them…
It’s not President Obama’s strong suit.