President Obama spent most of the 61st and 62nd days of his presidency at Camp David, but that doesn't mean that he didn't make news. On Friday night, he sat down at the White House with Steve Kroft of CBS News' 60 Minutes for an interview that aired on Sunday night.
"The one thing that I've tried to emphasize, though, throughout this week, and will continue to try to emphasize during the course of the next several months as we dig ourselves out of this economic hole that we're in, we can't govern outta anger," Mr. Obama said. "We've got to try to make good decisions based on the facts in order to put people back to work, to get credit flowing again. And I'm not gonna be distracted by what's happening day to day. I've gotta stay focused on making sure that we're getting this economy moving again."
The president also once again expressed support for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, saying that even if Geithner tried to resign he'd say "Sorry, Buddy. You've still got the job."
He also delivered his weekly radio/Web address and the topic was the budget.
"With the magnitude of the challenges we face, I don't just view this budget as numbers on a page or a laundry list of programs," he said. "It's an economic blueprint for our future – a vision of America where growth is not based on real estate bubbles or overleveraged banks, but on a firm foundation of investments in energy, education, and health care that will lead to a real and lasting prosperity."
You can watch part 1 of the 60 Minutes interview below.
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