LAURA INGRAHAM: "We know that Europe loves President Obama. He had adoring crowds. The press loves Obama. The question is how will this date end? Okay? The question is, to what end? Why do they love President Obama? They love his personal story, they love his wife. North Korea, China and Russia don't really care about Michelle's arms and, you know, whether they gave an iPod to the Queen, okay? They care about whether America is still going to lead, exhibit strength and doesn't just talk about these vague concepts, Matt, of global cooperation."
MATT LAUER: "Well let me take it a step further because some critics of, of President Obama say the reason the Europeans love him is, is less about respect and more about the fact that he's been somewhat apologetic, and some would call that honest, and, and, and the Europeans like this. This is less about respect and more about Schadenfreude. They like to see a diminished United States. Would you be on that bandwagon?"
INGRAHAM: "Well yeah they, they like to see America on her knees, until they need America. So they love the fact that he said, "We're arrogant, Americans don't understand Europe." They love the fact that he continues to talk about, you know, America and her flaws and, and "Yeah, America, I believe in American Exceptionalism but the Greeks believed in their exceptionalism and, and Britain believes in her exceptionalism."