A View to a Grill

  • Aired:  03/07/12
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President Obama taps into his strategic derision reserves while taking White House press corps questions based on hearsay from his critics. (4:27)

NOW, WHILE THE REPUBLICAN

CANDIDATES SPENT YESTERDAY

TRYING TO BECOME PRESIDENT,

THERE WAS A FELLA WHO WAS THE

PRESIDENT.

PRESS CONFERENCE.

>> NOW, I UNDERSTAND THERE ARE

SOME POLITICAL CONTESTS GOING ON

TONIGHT.

BUT I THOUGHT I'D START THE DAY

OFF BY TAKING A FEW QUESTIONS,

WHICH I'M SURE WILL NOT BE

POLITICAL IN NATURE.

>> Jon: OH, IT APPEARS SUPER

TUESDAY JUST BECAME SARCASTIC

TUESDAY.

[LAUGHTER]

A LITTLE CYNICAL THERE, MY

FRIEND.

GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO ASK WHAT

THEY'RE GOING TO ASK.

>> YOUR CRITICS WILL SAY ON

CAPITOL HILL THAT YOU WANT GAS

PRICES TO GO HIGHER BECAUSE YOU

HAVE SAID BEFORE THAT WILL WEAN

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OFF FOSSIL

FUELS ON TO RENEWBLE FUELS.

HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THAT?

>> Jon: I'LL TELL YOU HOW HE'S

GOING TO RESPOND.

I THINK HE'S GOING TO TAP HIS

STRATEGIC DERISION RETURNS.

>> ED, FROM A POLITICAL

PERSPECTIVE, DO YOU THINK THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

GOING INTO AN ELECTION WANTS GAS

PRICES TO GO HIGHER IS.

THERE ANYBODY HERE WHO THINKS

THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE?

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: I'LL TELL YOU WHAT,

I'LL TELL YOU, WHAT ED, I'LL

ANSWER YOUR QUESTION JUST AS

SOON AS I INFLATE THIS.

[LAUGHTER]

THAT MAY NOT HAVE SEEMED THE

MOST PRESIDENTIAL TONE, BUT

UNDERSTAND THE DERISION IS BASED

ON THE TYPE OF QUESTIONS THAT

ARE COMING AT HIM.

>> YOUR CRITICS HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES, INCLUDING JOHN

McCAIN, SAID YOU SHOULD START

AIR STRIKES NOW.

>> MITT ROMNEY HAS CRITICIZED

YOU ON IRAN AND SAID HOPE IS NOT

A FOREIGN POLICY.

>> MITT ROMNEY ON SUNDAY WENT SO

FAR AS TO SAY THAT IF YOU ARE

REELECTED, IRAN WILL GET A BOMB

AND THE WORLD WILL CHANGE.

>> HE ALSO SAID THAT YOU ARE

AMERICA'S MOST FECKLESS

PRESIDENT SINCE CARTER.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY TO

MR. ROMNEY?

>> Jon: I'D TELL HIM TO GO

FECK HIMSELF.

THAT'S WHAT I'D SAY.

FECK.

FECK HIMSELF.

AS USUAL, THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS

CORPS WAS PRACTICING WHAT CAN

ONLY BE CALLED INSTIGATIVE

JOURNALISM, LIKE INVESTIGATIVE

JOURNALISM, ONLY INSTEAD OF

INVESTIGATING, THEY INSTIGATE.

THEY PROD THE PERSON AT THE

PODIUM WITH SOMEONE ELSE'S TRASH

TALK TO SEE IF THEY CAN GIN UP

THE FIGHT.

IT'S LIKE A FORTUNE COOKIE GAME,

BUT INSTEAD OF ADDING IN BED TO

THE END OF EVERY ONE OF THEIR

QUESTIONS, YOU JUST HAVE TO ADD,

ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE THAT

[BLEEPED]?

LET'S PLAY.

>> ON IRAN, MITT ROMNEY WENT SO

FAR TO SAY IF YOU ARE REELECTED,

IRAN WILL GET A BOMB AND THE

WORLD WILL CHANGE.

>> Jon: YOU GOING TO TAKE THAT

[BLEEPED]?

>> DEMOCRATS HAVE SAID THAT

REPUBLICANS ON A SIMILAR ISSUE

ARE ENGAGED IN A WAR ON WOMEN.

SOME TOP REPUBLICANS SAY IT'S

MORE LIKE DEMOCRATS ARE ENGAGED

IN A WAR FOR THE WOMEN'S VOTE.

>> MR. PRESIDENT, MY QUESTION TO

YOU IS ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE

THAT [BLEEPED]?

>> LATINO VOTERS, SOME ARE STILL

DISAPPOINTED, OTHERS UPSET ABOUT

A PROMISE YOU MADE ON

IMMIGRATION REFORM THAT HAS YET

TO COME TO PASS.

>> I GUESS MY QUESTION TO YOU

THEN WOULD BE, VASA TOMAS ESA

MIERDA?

>> MY QUESTION IS ABOUT THE

SWITCH FROM THE G-8 SUMMIT FROM

CAMP DAVID TO WASHINGTON.

THE REASON IS NOW YOU WANTED A

MORE INTIMATE SUMMIT.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: IN BED.

SOME STILL WORK WITH "IN BED."

IT'S NOT LIKE THERE WASN'T

PLENTY OF NON-HEARSAY NEWS FOR

THE MEDIA TO ASK ABOUT JUST FROM

THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS.

>> ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER

SAYS THAT THE U.S. CAN LEGALLY

TARGET AND KILL AMERICAN

CITIZENS OVERSEAS IF THEY'RE

TIED TO TERRORISM.

>> HOLDER SAYS DEW POINT DOESN'T

MEAN JUDICIAL PROCESS,

ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO

NATIONAL SECURITY.

>> Jon: WHAT, DID... HUH?

RIGHT THERE HE SAID "DEW POINT

DOESN'T MEAN JUDICIAL PROCESS."

ALL RIGHT.

DEW POINT -- DUE PROCESS DOES

NOT MEAN WHAT YOU THINK.

HOW COME NO ONE AT THE PRESS

CONFERENCE BROUGHT THAT UP,

DIDN'T EVEN SAY A WORD ABOUT IT.

IF THERE WERE ONLY SOME WAY TO

GET THE PRESS CORPS INTERESTED

IN SOMETHING... HEY, MEDIA YOUR

CRITICS SAY THAT YOUR FIRST

PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE IN

THREE MONTHS YOU DIDN'T SAY

ANYTHING ABOUT AN HISTORICALLY

MASSIVE EXECUTIVE BRANCH POWER

GRAB.

YOU GOING TO TAKE THAT

[BLEEPED]?

[LAUGHTER]

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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