[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/18/art.obama0418.ap.jpg caption="Obama says Clinton’s criticism is off-base."] WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Defending himself against criticism from Hillary Clinton that he's been "complaining about the hard questions he was asked" during Wednesday's debate, Barack Obama said Friday he's not the one who's been griping.
Upon exiting his plane on the tarmac in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the Illinois senator was asked by a reporter at he thought of Clinton's comments.
"Did you hear me complain?" he responded, adding: "You tell me who's been complaining about the press over the last six months."
Clinton told an interviewer Friday morning that Obama "spent all day (Thursday)" complaining over tough debate queries. "Being asked tough questions in a debate is nothing like the pressures you face inside the White House," she said.
At a previous debate in Ohio, Clinton had criticized the moderators for always asking her the first question and for appearing to favor Obama.
"Maybe we should ask Barack if he's comfortable and needs another pillow," she added then.