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NBC's Ann Curry to Dalai Lama: President Obama in 'Fierce Struggle' With His Political Opponents

Over...the debt ceiling?

Newsbusters brings us a rather strange clip of NBC's Ann Curry engaged in an interview with the Dalai Lama in which she asks the Tibetan guru about President Obama's "fierce struggle" and...our debt ceiling debate?

In an interview with the Dalai Lama aired on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Ann Curry bizarrely asked the Tibetan spiritual leader about the debt ceiling fight in Congress: "The President is in a fierce struggle with his political opponents over the future of the nation's finances. What is the best way, your best advice, in how to find compromise with those you deeply disagree with?"

The Dalai Lama responded by saying both sides "must work together" to come to a deal: "this is economic problem. It is not the interest of this party or that party. It's a national sort of interest." Curry noted how, "The Dalai lama says he offered President Obama comfort," during a weekend meeting at the White House.

Watch the clip here:

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