Obama To Rolling Stone On What Kids Think Of Romney: ‘That’s A Bulls****er, I Can Tell’

On Thursday morning, POLITICO’s Playbook, composed by Mike Allen, included an interesting excerpt from an upcoming cover story in Rolling Stone magazine. The magazine’s reporter Douglas Brinkley interviewed President Barack Obama in the Oval Office and, according to the excerpt, told the president that his six-year-old had offered praise his performance in the office. Obama joked with the reporter that kids have good instincts and know when they are being lied to. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell,” Obama said, referring to his opponent, Gov. Mitt Romney.

“We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell.”’”

Most of the interview focuses on the president’s accomplishments in office and his plans for a second term.

Read the full report in POLITICO

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