• Obama: If GOP Candidates Can’t Handle CNBC, How Will They Deal With Russia, China?

    President Obama mocked Republican presidential candidates on Monday night for complaining about the moderators in last week’s CNBC debate.

    “Have you noticed that every one of these candidates say, ‘Obama’s weak. You know, [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin he’s going to straighten out,’and then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at the debate,” Obama scoffed during his speech at a Democratic fundraiser in New York City.

    “If you can’t handle those guys, then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you,” he said while drawing a boisterous applause.

    The RNC and many of the Republican candidates excoriated CNBC moderators for show casing their blatant liberal bias during last week’s third GOP presidential debate. The RNC subsequently canceled the next debate, which was to be moderated by NBC News and Telemundo.

    The president’s comments came a day after representatives from at least twelve GOP presidential campaigns negotiated new debate rules going forward.

    President Obama’s remarks about Republicans being thin skinned are ironic considering his constant complaints about Fox News not being fair and his seldom appearance on the network throughout his presidency. Moreover, Democrats have not held a presidential debate on Fox News since 2004.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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