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Obama During '20/20' Interview: 'Deep Down...There's a Laziness in Me


"It's probably from, you know, growing up in Hawaii..."

Earlier today we noted that President Obama mentioned "laziness" when asked about a bad trait he deplores in himself and others. It's just one of the comments leaking out of his "20/20" interview set to air tonight at 10 pm ET on ABC (he also said he gets "choked up" on occasion). Well now we have video of the "laziness" quote.

Politico has the exchange:

President Obama admits [...] his worst trait is that he's a little bit lazy and blames his Aloha State upbringing for his penchant for taking it easy.

"There is a deep down, underneath all the work I do, I think there's a laziness in me," Obama said in his interview with Barbara Walters that airs Friday night on ABC.

"It's probably from, you know, growing up in Hawaii, and it's sunny outside and sitting on the beach."

Obama said he also deplores laziness in others, saying "nothing frustrates me more than when people aren't doing their jobs." And when he sees himself getting lazy, "then I get mad at myself."

Mediaite predicts the comment will dominate conservative outlets and could be a remark burned into the mind of the public:

It’s interesting because we can only imagine that he said this while affixing a giant bullseye to his back and carrying a sign which reads “Conservatives, have at ‘em!!!”



Does that sound entertaining to you? Well, if you’re a fan of right wing media, you better hope it is because you’re probably going to be seeing that clip about 5,000,000 times in the next week. Seriously, just imagining it is actually making animated Christmas specials starring the past and present hosts of 20/20 seem really palatable.

With that said, here's the clip you might be seeing a lot more of:

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