On Thursday, President Barack Obama offered remarks at Northwestern University on the economy and at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala on immigration reform. While the topic of each speech differed, he was able to weave in one common thread.
“There’s a reason, fewer Republicans, you hear them running around about Obamacare,” said Obama at Northwestern. “Cause good, affordable health care might seem like a fanged threat to the freedom of the American people on FOX News, it turns out it’s working out pretty well in the real world.”
His Twitter handle managed by Organization for Action later reiterated that statement.
President Obama: While affordable health care might still be a threat to freedom on Fox News, it’s working pretty well in the real world.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 2, 2014
While discussing immigration reform at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala Thursday evening, President Obama managed to reference the host of FNC’s “Hannity.”
“You already know how powerful the Latino vote can be,” said President Obama. “In 2012, Latinos voted in record numbers. The next day, even Sean Hannity changed his mind and decided immigration reform was a good idea.”
President Obama’s Thursday references to FOX News and Hannity made its way to Greta Van Susteren’s “Off the Record” segment.
“We need the president to act presidential,” said the “On the Record” host. “That means not blaming others or acting cool in front of a bunch of students by blaming FOX for whatever ails him and his administration.”