President Obama was caught on a hot mic (live mic) telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev the truth: He’ll have more flexibility on security issues AFTER he wins re-relection.
Jake Tapper at ABC has the exchange
President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defence, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.
President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
Of course, nobody should be surprised by this: This is just reality. But normally politicians aren’t heard spelling out reality so clearly.
Check out a video of the exchange below:
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