President Obama was skewered by Univision reporters on Thursday for breaking his promise to enact lasting immigration reform during his first term in the White House.
“But it was a promise, Mr. President,” Univision reporter Jorge Ramos said. “This is very important, I don’t want it to get lost in translation. You promised that, and a promise is a promise and with all due respect, you didn’t keep that promise.”
Obama’s only response was that he does not have the power as president to accomplish everything he wants to, saying it requires cooperation within the other branches of government.
“I am happy to take responsibility for the fact that we didn’t get it done but I did not make a promise that I would get everything done, 100 percent when I was elected as president.”
At another point in the interview, Ramos called on Obama to “acknowledge that you did not keep your promise.” Find out if he did by watching the following videos:
In another exchange, a woman capitalized on Ramos’ remarks and told Obama that he has offered “many excuses” for his broken promises on immigration.
“With many excuses…you actually broke your promise,” a woman identified as Maria Elena Salinas told the President.
“What I’ll say is this, I haven’t gotten everything done that I wanted to get done. That’s why I’m running for a second term,” Obama replied.