March 27th, 2012
01:44 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama makes light of open mic gaffe

(CNN) - President Barack Obama pokes fun at his recent open mic incident with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Filed under: Dmitry Medvedev • President Obama • Russia
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  1. Saul

    How could you not like him.

    March 27, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  2. Joe Everyman

    It's so funny when Obama makes fun of his gaffes. HAHA. I love that he is trying to auction off our national security for brownie points. HAHA. So wonderful. Obama, you crack me up!

    ~Mainstream Media

    March 27, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  3. SABoy

    Of course he's making light of it – what's to worry about? Only our national defense?

    March 27, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  4. Kit

    What an amateurish twit Obama has become. A complete embarrassment to the nation. Has he no class?

    March 27, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  5. CK

    Of course, he makes light of it. He knows what a blunder he made and, in an attempt to minimize it, he pretends it's no big deal.

    Damage control.

    Interesting thing, though, is that his comment seemed to indicate that he considers the election already over and won. He's not admitting of any possibility of losing.

    Now, is this simple positive thinking or does he know something we don't?

    If, in November, Obama wins the election, how did he know? If he is reelected, might there be some doubt in the validity of his victory?

    March 27, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  6. Deadeye Dave

    CIC = Clown in Chief

    March 27, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  7. jeff c

    The posing of this president needs to end. Mean what you say barry and say what you mean. You said what you said now explain it rather then being some gutless sloth and making jokes about it. The pass you get from MSM needs to end. Start calling this foolish man out on his ignorance and crazy thinking

    March 27, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  8. D.A. Cross

    What a decent, smart and wise man and President. What makes me sad is that HE has to "recite" a few of the many accomplishments of his Presidency, rather than getting the kind of PR that the likes of Bill Clinton gets. It is often said that we get the leaders we deserve (and that is usually meant in a pejorative sense), but in the case of our having Jimmy Carter as President, I would say we got a far better leader than we deserve. Clinton treated him shabbily and so does Obama, but then it must make them uncomfortable to be aware of what a far better man he is than they are.

    March 27, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  9. sylvie

    Poking fun at the incident will not make it go away. Quite sure Barry will make another gaff soon enough, it seems to be a ongoing dilemma when working without a teleprompter.

    March 27, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  10. Joi Gibson

    Now THAT is how you handle the ope mic situation. He owned it. The President is just suave and classy.

    Unlike that woman who only whines and complains about the liberal media. Fox and Friends is not media/journalism. And, I would implore CNN to stop commenting every time this woman flaps her jaws. You give her credibility when she has absolutely none!


    March 27, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  11. damian411

    Oh yes, isn't it hilarious?? I will give you more state secrets after my re-election, then I won't have to worry about those pesky voters. What a tragic embarrassment this president has become. Every day he shows how horribly unprepared he is. But, with almost no qualifications for the position, we shouldn't really be surprised. At least, for his own benefit, he doesn't seem to know or mind what a laughingstock he's become. I guess it's true, ignorance is bliss.

    March 27, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
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