Obama Pokes at MSNBC: If You Watch Them, You’d Think I’ve Lost My Mind on Trade Deal
During a Thursday speech at the Organizing for Action Summit in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama cracked wise about certain MSNBC hosts vigorously opposing his negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial free trade agreement years in the making.
“I want to talk about some stuff that creates some controversy because it’s important,” he said, subtly referring to how progressive stalwarts like MSNBC host Ed Schultz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have taken to vocally opposing his efforts on the trade deal.
“If you were watching MSNBC and all of this stuff thinking, ‘Oh, man, I love Obama, but what’s going on here?'” the president continued, drawing audience laughter. “So I want to the record straight here. I want everybody to be clear about what we’re doing. Because I believe in what I’m doing here.”
Schulz almost immediately responded on his own MSNBC show.
Watch the clip below, via WhiteHouse.gov:
[h/t RCP Video]
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