Mark Levin highlighted this on his show yesterday, saying that this should be news that’s covered everywhere, but nobody is reporting on it. It’s the below clip of Obama on the David Letterman show, actually claiming he doesn’t know how much the national debt is when asked by Letterman. Despite claiming he doesn’t know how much it is, he then claims that it’s not a short-term problem that needs to be dealt with. Levin translated that to mean that it’s not a problem that needs to be dealt with while he’s president.
Listen to the clip of Obama below:
He says he doesn’t know “precisely” how much the debt is, but Letterman’s guess was 10 trillion and that’s not even close. We know it’s over 16 trillion now and so does he. He just didn’t want to be heard admitting it because that would mean he has to admit that he’s run it up 6 trillion in less than four years.
And of course he says it’s not a short-term problem, because that would mean he’s got to deal with it and his tax the rich plan wouldn’t even make a dent in the debt. He’s got no plan to deal with the debt so he claims it’s not a problem.