On CNN Thursday afternoon, Crossfire hosts S.E. Cupp and Van Jones reacted to Obama’s big post-shutdown speech, and Cupp noted how despite being the President of the United States, Obama still talks as if he’s a Washington outsider who’s been above it all this entire time.
Brooke Baldwin asked if Obama’s speech was more a “call for bipartisanship” or if it will just help “deepen the divide.” Cupp noted something very odd about Obama’s tone.
“He talked a lot about the dysfunction in Washington as if he’s been living in Duluth the past six years. I mean, he is the POTUS, this is where he’s been. Washington has been very much sort of his design, even though he came in in 2008 and 2012 trying to transcend Washington politics and change the tone.”
She added that Obama never misses an opportunity “to be divisive” instead of being simply humble, and just gave the country another “lecture… about how he thinks Washington should work.”
Jones noted the exasperation in Obama’s tone, and admitted to a certain degree this has been a “lost year” for the Obama agenda, but argued he “did the country a great service” by taking a stand at any more “crazy, crisis-to-crisis stunts” by letting the tea party fight thing fight and “blow themselves up” in the process.
Watch the video below, via CNN:
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