Pro-Hamas Students at CA State Polytechnic University Went January 6 With Police
If Columbia University's President Considers This a Form of Protesting, The Terror Camp...
Former Rolling Stone Editor's Biting Attack on the NYT's 'Adults' Piece About Speaker...
Democrats Are Going to Get Someone Killed and They’re Perfectly Fine With It
Postcards From the Edge of Cannibalism
Why Small Businesses Hate Bidenomics
The Empire Begins to Strike Back
Harvard Suspends Palestine Solidarity Committee for Remainder of Semester
Trump Comes to Johnson's Defense
Head of Israel's Military Intelligence Resigns Over 10/7
RFK Jr. Just Got on the Ballot in a Key Swing State...and Dems...
NBC's New 2024 Poll is Mostly Good News For Trump, But...
Ted Cruz Insists University Professors Turning 'Blind Eye' to Antisemitism 'Should Resign...
With Cigarette Sales Declining, More Evidence Supports the Role of Flavored Vapes in...
To Defend Free Speech, the Senate Should Reject the TikTok Ban

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

President Obama took a shot at GOP presidential hopefuls on Monday, saying that if they couldn’t handle the line of questioning from CNBC moderators, then they aren’t ready for the world stage.


“Every one of these candidates says, 'Obama's weak, Putin's kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he's going to straighten out,'" Obama said during a democratic fundraiser in New York City.

"And then it turns out, they can't handle a bunch of CNBC moderators," he said. "If you can't handle those guys, I don't think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you."

While it’s not surprising Obama interpreted what happened at the last GOP debate this way, the Republican candidates that took CNBC to task were not whining about how they were being treated, like, say, Jim Webb did about his lack of speaking time during the DNC’s first debate. Rather, they called the moderators out for all the viewers to see, demonstrating that they wouldn’t tolerate that kind of treatment. To me at least, that says that Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio, and Sen. Ted Cruz, for example, wouldn’t tolerate being walked all over on the world stage, much like Obama has. 

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos