- Posted March 23, 2009 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Obama's late-night gaffe
I went over the video and the transcript is wrong.
The transcript being circulated is wrong, President Obama said "this is like, this is like the special Olympics or something" referring to jay's previous comment "oh no that's very good, yea... no, that's very good Mr. president... that's very good." He was not comparing himself to a Special Olympian. He was commenting on how Jay was coddling him. If anything Obama made a comment that compares Jay's reaction to the people who run the Special Olympics, not the athletes.