October 2, 2015

VIDEO: Obama To Hillary: There’s A Difference Between Running For And Being President

At his press conference today, President Obama responded to a question about Hillary Clinton’s call for a no-fly zone over Syria by saying, “There’s a difference being president and running for president.”

MAJOR GARRETT: “And lastly, just to clarify, to what degree did Hillary Clinton’s endorsement just yesterday of a no-fly zone put her in a category of embracing a half-baked answer in Syria that borders on mumbo jumbo?”

PRES. OBAMA: “On the latter issue, on the last question that you asked, Hillary Clinton is not half-baked in terms of her approach to these problems. She was obviously my Secretary of State, but i also think that there’s a difference between running for president and being president. And the decisions that are being made and the discussions that I’m having with the Joint Chiefs become much more specific and require, I think, a different kind of judgement. And that’s what I’ll continue to apply, as long as I’m here.”