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Obama on GOP: "I'm exasperated"

President tells CNBC he's "bent over backwards" to work with GOP


Elias Isquith
October 3, 2013 12:42AM (UTC)

According to a report from the Washington Post, President Obama expressed profound frustration with the GOP in an interview with CNBC on Wednesday, saying he has gone out of his way to work with a Republican Party that won't meet him in the middle.

"I think it’s fair to say, during the course of my presidency, I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican Party and have purposely kept my rhetoric down," Obama said. "Am I exasperated? Absolutely, I’m exasperated. Because this is entirely unnecessary."

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