Once again, our President has been misquoted in the mainstream. From HuffPost, on The View:
“Elisabeth then asked if Senator McCain felt vindicated at having called the fundamentals of the economy strong during his campaign, only for President Obama to use similar language recently. “Yeah, I think so,” Meghan responded. “It’s ironic it’s the exact language and the exact terms he used earlier. I am sure he does feel vindicated.”
However, Obama did not use exactly the same language as his former rival. “If we are keeping focused on all the fundamentally sound aspects of our economy, all the outstanding companies, workers, all the innovation and dynamism in this economy, then we’re going to get through this,”Obama said last week. McCain simply stated that the “fundamentals of our economy are strong.”
Once again, what the President, who choses words with care, actually said, and, what was paraphrased, are far apart.