President Obama Lies Saying White House Did Not Cancel Tours, Jay Carney Says, Yes We Did

March 14, 2013 6:07 pmViews: 2812

Obama cancels White House tours

Apparently the White House did not quite get the story line right on who canceled the tours of what Michelle Obama calls, "The People's House." In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, President Obama said, "this was not– a decision that went up to the White House" but later in the day yesterday, Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the White House in fact did cancel the tours.

Stephanopoulos asked the President, "You’ve been takin’ a lotta heat for this cancellation of the White House tours. They get– the Secret Service says it’s costs about $74,000 a week. Was canceling them really necessary?"

To which President Obama responded:

"You know, I have to say this was not– a decision that went up to the White House. But th– what the Secret Service explained to us was that they’re gonna have to furlough some folks. What furloughs mean is– is that people lose a day of work and a day of pay,"

"And, you know, the question for them is, you know, how deeply do they have to furlough their staff and is it worth it to make sure that we’ve got White House tours that means that you got a whole bunch of families who are depending on a paycheck who suddenly are seein’––a 5% or 10%– reduction in their pay. Well, what I’m asking them is are there ways, for example, for us to accommodate school groups– you know, who may have traveled here with some bake sales. Can we make sure that– kids, potentially, can– can still come to tour?"

Of course, not only did President Obama lie through his teeth about who cancelled the tours, he also had to throw in a bone to supposedly ask the Secret Service if there was some way, "that– kids, potentially, can– can still come to tour?" of course George Stephanopoulos didn't even follow up with any questioning on that at all. Honestly, this kind of non-interview, interview with the sycophants in the press is getting a little nauseating.

But then later in the day at a press briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney said that in fact it was the White House that cancelled the tours. Carney said that, "We had to cancel the tours, it's our job to cancel the tours, they (the Secret Service) cannot cancel them. This isn't a tour of the Secret Service building, it's a tour of the White House...The White House canceled the tours."

Watch Jay say exactly that in the video below:

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