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
soundoff (86 Responses)
  1. Morning1Sun

    President Obama, you are going to win the election. Your opponents are an embarrassment to the American people. You have one disgusting flip flopper, another tempermental emotional bully and a grouchy spiteful man. Ron Paul is a nice guy and should not be rubbing shoulders with the rest of the terrible republicans. The Republican candidates would put us in another war, not send their sons and lead this country into disaster. They are brainless, selfish, power hungry men. Dangerous and clueless on how to be peaceful with the rest of the world.

    March 27, 2012 02:18 am at 2:18 am |
  2. Love'r Rains

    What a weak president we have.

    March 27, 2012 03:46 am at 3:46 am |
  3. Love'r Rains

    what a weak President we have

    March 27, 2012 03:46 am at 3:46 am |
  4. jxb767

    Love it!!!

    March 27, 2012 04:30 am at 4:30 am |
  5. Marie MD

    He was caught saying something that he has said before and we do need Russia as an ally of sorts. After all we can see them from AK.

    March 27, 2012 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  6. Little Jimmy Truth

    That's very serious situation, not act immature.

    Then no more immature US President!!!

    March 27, 2012 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  7. Marry

    The president always shows his class!!!!!! This is the only appropriate way for him to respond to the “gaffe”. Of cause, this will not convince any of his “hater/critics” but he only said what is true. Concentrated and good negotiations can be done a lot better when he is reelected and even better when there is a new, not so hysterical congress and good Senate to work with. What is he supposed to do with a Congress that gets not even a 10% approval rating? Funny, the GOP and their candidates never speak of that or why that is…

    March 27, 2012 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  8. Bev

    this is very serious we need to really think long & hard about if he should be reelected

    March 27, 2012 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    Our President has a good sense of humor, and along the lines of keeping it light this morning: GOODGAGAMOOGA he's fine!!! lol!

    March 27, 2012 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  10. Anonymous

    Gee, he only has about 900 more gaffes to go before he catches up with Rmoney.

    March 27, 2012 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  11. Joan

    It seems that Pres. Obama is trying to be a statesman and negotiator and is attempting to regain some leverage and support from Russia. Sen. McCain has damaged the relationship a lot with his tough talk and internet fight with Putin. It is imperative that Russia and China be in sync with other countries when dealing with Iran and North Korea. These are the two main problems facing peace right now. It is too bad that this attempt at regaining workable relations with Russia may have been saboutaged by the need to exploit cherry picked sentences from a private conversation. It seems to be an invasion of privacy that may have ramifications for further peaceful negotiations. That doesn't seem right.

    March 27, 2012 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  12. Fair is Fair

    It was a totally unpresidential rookie mistake that we've come to expect.

    March 27, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  13. A True Centrist

    This is why he is such a bad President. Look at the reaction in Poland...does it look like they are laughing? This was the front page story on every newspaper in Poland.

    He's human and humans make mistakes. But a "gaffe" like this when you are President of the United States is serious, and it's a mistake that needs to be rectified by calming the nerves of those that would be impacted by an end to the missile shields.

    March 27, 2012 08:33 am at 8:33 am |

    At least he didn't call him our worst enemy like Romney did.

    Romney (or any of the others) will have us fighting WW3 within a month if they get their way.

    NO MOrE REPUBLICANS EVER. (especially extremists)

    March 27, 2012 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  15. Mallory Archer

    Did anyone else notice how he didn't whine and blame the media for "gotcha" journalism? Once again, President Obama proves he's the ONLY grownup in the race.

    March 27, 2012 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  16. king

    Hey I don't see what the uproar is, why every thing got to be done by war with these repubs, what happens to a little negotiation. This president have negotiated more deals with other nations, more than most president's before him, but these rabid repubs sees every thing he does as a conspiricy. I guest they've been lessoning to Limbaugh and rush too much.

    March 27, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  17. Doug O

    Oh! You heard when I said I was prepared to stab the U.S. in the back? Well, er, ehh, I was only kidding, yea, that's it I was only kidding. What I meant was, ah, er, where the Hell is my teleprompter?

    March 27, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  18. Expat American

    Perhaps someone from the side of the Lying Criminals (R) got hold of that mic....

    March 27, 2012 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  19. Scott

    That's the problem with Obama. Everything is a joke to him. His entire joke of a presidency has been one big stand up routine. Unfortunately, it's not funny to those of us who are suffering under his oppression.

    March 27, 2012 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  20. Dave

    Oh yea, conspiring with the Russian's to sell your own country down the river. The laughs just keep coming.

    March 27, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  21. Catamount

    "What? I'm only unilateraly disarming America in exchange for... well, nothing. America shouldn't be the world's only superpower."

    Dreams from my father, son of an anti colonialist black nationalist, grandson of a Mao Mao terrorist. Three years ago we were an economic and military superpower. Who would have thought decline could be so rapid?

    March 27, 2012 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  22. Terry Leigh

    Why is he chewing gum?

    March 27, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  23. Uncle Reggie

    "Request for flexibility?" Let's not play with words here. The jokester in chief was promising flexibility to the Russians after the election when he was no longer accountable to the American people. He owes us all an explanation, not a nudge, nudge and a wink, wink.

    March 27, 2012 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  24. WHSIII

    Nothing funny about it. Any President making those comments in referance to our national security and his election should frighten any American citizan .

    March 27, 2012 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  25. DASA

    I am so comforted that Mr. Obama finds his politically based comment on the security of the United States so amusing. Why should the President's policy on a missile defense system be based on the prospects of his reelection? The answer is quite obvious. If he told the American people what his true feelings are about the security of the United States he would be run out of town on a rail and possibly face charges of treason. It doesn't seem that much of a stretch that Obama's little whisper of assurance in the Russian President's ear provided aid and comfort.

    March 27, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
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