Poor Choice of Words? Obama Says the ‘Problem Is…I’m Not Emperor of the United States’

During a Google hangout Thursday night, President Barack Obama was asked about his administration deporting “record numbers” of illegal immigrations during his first term. His poorly phrased response sounded more like something you might expect from Vice President Joe Biden.

“This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency,” Obama said. “The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.”

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Now, while many of the president’s conservative critics argue that he has behaved like an “emperor” by exerting his will via executive orders, it is unlikely that Obama was actually lamenting the fact that he is not the emperor of the United States.

That still probably won’t stop people from arguing he accidentally revealed what he truly desires, but it really seems to have been a Biden-esque gaffe.


(H/T: The Weekly Standard, Drudge)

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