During a joint press conference this afternoon at the White House, President Obama dismissed his critics’ charges that this weeks scandals are of a similar nature to those that tarnished and shortened the tenure of President Richard Nixon during the early 1970s. Shrugging off the accusations, the president indicated the comparisons don’t bother him and that his critics can draw their own conclusions.
Reuters reporter Jeff Mason asked the president how he feels about such “Nixonian” comparisons, prompting Obama’s response:
“I’ll let you guys engage in those comparisons and you can go ahead and read the history and draw your own conclusions. My concern is making sure that if there’s a problem in the government, that we fix it. That’s my responsibility and that’s what we’re going to do.
Watch below, via C-SPAN 3:
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