Last night during his interview with David Letterman, when the President wasn’t lying about things he’s said in the past, he was feigning ignorance of just how high the national debt is.
I’d be willing to bet 90% of the people here are well aware that the national debt topped $16 trillion – during the recent Democrat National Convention no less.
And yet, the smartest President in the history of Presidents wasn’t aware of that number.
Via the Washington Examiner:
In his interview with David Letterman last night, President Obama admitted that he didn’t know the amount of the national debt.
“Now, do you remember what that number was? Was it $10 trillion?” asked Letterman.
“I don’t remember what the number was precisely,” responded Obama.
The national debt, of course, was $10 trillion when President Obama took office, but is now currently at 16 trillion and counting.
“If this is me, I got the credit card guy calling me every day, I start to get scared,” Letterman responded. “As Americans should we be scared that we owe that kind of money? Who do we owe that money to?”
“Well a lot of it we owe to ourselves,” Obama explained. “Because if you invest in a treasury bill or something like that, essentially you’re loaning the government money.”
David Axelrod made an appearance on Fox News this morning with Chris Wallace, and went above and beyond the call of duty in trying to spin his way out of answering a serious question.
Wallace asked, “David, can you honestly say that the average American is better off today than they were four years ago?”
Watch as Axelrod dances around the question…
At one point he claims, “we are in a different place” and then goes on to rail against Mitt Romney’s speech at the Republican National Convention. We most certainly are in a different place, and it’s far worse economically than anyone could have predicted when Obama took office.
Wallace rightly points out that he’s asking Axelrod about Obama’s record, not Romney’s, and asks the question a second time. He avoids it once again, despite being provided this helpful, yet damning graphic…