Thursday, Obama spoke openly to Larry King about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; President Obama said that he was furious about the entire situation that has happened in the Gulf. He said that his job isn’t yelling at people, but to fix things. He said that he would love to spend a lot of time venting and yelling at people, and the situation isn’t about him, but about the people that live down in the Gulf and how that is affected them.
The full Larry King Live episode will air Thursday night on CNN, but a clip of the show can be seen below. This is the 25th anniversary of “Larry King Live” on CNN.
Obama said that the oil spill is an unprecedented crisis for the US, but that it could have been worse. Obama said that his job as President is the “the best job on Earth.”
“It’s an extraordinary privilege to wake up every day and know you have the opportunity to serve the American people and make life better,” he said.
King mentioned that Obama’s support rating is at 48% in the US, and Obama responded that is pretty good considering the circumstances of everything that is going on in the US today.
“Given everything that’s going on, my poll numbers are all right,” Obama said.
“I would love to just spend a lot of my time venting and yelling at people, but that’s not the job I was hired to do,” Obama said. “My job is to solve this problem and ultimately this isn’t about me and how angry I am. Ultimately this is about the people down in the Gulf who are being impacted and what am I doing to make sure that they’re able to salvage their way of life.”
To see incredible photos of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, click here.
To see photos taken recently of the oil spill that hit the Louisiana coastline and the wildlife it has affected, click here.
Recently, BP approved 6 machines from Kevin Costner that they will test that recycle water. For more on that story, click here.
Recently, a new video of the gushing oil had many of the investigative teams calling BP untrustworthy because more oil was leaking from the well then they originally claimed. For more on that story, click here.
Utah fish companies have been keeping an eye on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to see how it may affect seafood prices in the state. Aquarius Fish Company in Salt Lake City uses a supplier that is located 200 miles west of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to KSL. Certain seafood prices have risen and more are expected to rise over the next few months.
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