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Obama Claims His Presidency Did Not Have Any Major Scandals

President Obama declared Sunday on “60 Minutes,” in his last national television interview as commander-in-chief, that his administration was involved in no “major scandal.”

When CBS News reporter Steve Kroft told Obama “you didn’t change Washington,” the president fired back: “I changed those things that were in … my direct control. I mean, ... I’m proud of the fact that, with two weeks to go, we’re part of the first administration in modern history that hasn’t had a major scandal in the White House. In that sense, we changed some things. I would’ve liked to have gotten that one last Supreme Court justice in there.”

He was referring to the court opening created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Congressional Republicans refused to hold confirmation hearings for Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. “We couldn’t even get a hearing,” the president said. “Trying to get the other side of the aisle to work with us on issues, in some cases, that they professed, originally, an interest in, and saying to them, ‘Hold on a second. You guys used to think this was a good idea. Now, just because I’m supporting it, you can’t change your mind.’ But they did. … But … this is on me. Part of the job description is also shaping public opinion, and we were very effective, and I was very effective, in shaping public opinion around my campaigns.”

Obama acknowledged “there were big stretches, while governing, where even though we were doing the right thing, we weren’t able to mobilize public opinion firmly enough behind us to weaken the resolve of the Republicans to stop opposing us or to cooperate with us, and there were times during my presidency where I lost the PR battle.”

Source: Breitbart
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