Poor baby Obama! One of the most powerful men on earth, who fields more questions about Beyonce than ISIS, complains he is being picked on.
President Barack Obama did a bit of venting on Thursday, saying he sometimes feels “picked on” by the press and griping that reporters are often more interested in writing about what’s broken rather than what’s working.
The president shared his frustrations after he surprised college reporters who were visiting the White House on Thursday, taking Josh Earnest’s place and answering questions.
He seemed to revel in the less combative atmosphere, lingering for almost 40 minutes as he fielded questions about voting rights, campaign finance, college affordability and immigration.
While he spoke about the virtues of a free press, he also talked about the personal downside. More
“Sometimes, both Josh and I probably have our disagreements with the press corps, and feel picked on or misunderstood. But the truth of the matter is — and I’ve said this before — what separates us out, in part, from a lot of other countries in the world is we’ve got this incredible free press that pokes and prods and calls into account our leaders. And that is how we can make sure that leaders are accountable to the people who elect them. And that’s how we make sure that you don’t see major abuses of power, and when you do, that, in fact, the American people know about and they’re able to make changes.